Additional cameras provide enhanced blind spot visibility
NASVHILLE AND MINNEAPOLIS – September 26, 2016 –PeopleNet® (www.peoplenetonline.com), a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, announced today the addition of integrated left and right view cameras to its Video Intelligence System, providing fleets with additional liability protection and prevention capabilities.
The left and right view cameras are the first in the industry built into a truck’s spot mirror and not mounted to existing mirror brackets. The position of these cameras offers better views of blind spots for drivers, a larger area of vision to capture video and more product durability.
“Almost a quarter of all collisions involving a commercial vehicle happen on the side of the truck, and video provides a neutral eyewitness against at-fault accident claims,” said Jim Angel, Vice President of Video Intelligence Solutions at PeopleNet. “When side cameras are combined with a forward-facing camera and telematics, fleets have a powerful tool to reduce accident costs and improve safely on the road for all drivers.”
Launched earlier this year with a forward-facing camera, PeopleNet’s Video Intelligence Solution triggers video from company-controlled settings from a truck’s Onboard Event Recorder (OER), augmenting traditional driver and truck analytics. The addition of the left and right view cameras to its Video Intelligence Solution brings PeopleNet closer to providing a 360-degree view around the truck and trailer. An in-cab digital video recorder (DVR) wirelessly transmits videos from the three cameras to the PeopleNet Fleet Manager, a secure online control system for communications and carrier fleet management functions.
The Video Intelligence Solution integrates with the Safety Analytics dashboard to monitor driver behavior, posted speeding events and hours of service (HOS) violations. The dashboard also captures Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) points and violations data provided by Vigillo, LLC, an industry leader in CSA reporting systems.
The left and right spot mirror cameras were introduced at the 2016 in.sight User Conference // Expo in Nashville, jointly hosted by PeopleNet and TMW Systems. Additional information about PeopleNet’s Video Intelligence Solution can be found at https://www.peoplenetonline.com/products/safety-compliance/video-intelligence.
PeopleNet provides solutions to help fleets improve safety and compliance and reduce costs. PeopleNet’s network communications, mobility and analytics products are used by more than 2,000 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets throughout North America. PeopleNet was established in 1994 and is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, with an office in Ontario, Canada. PeopleNet is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and part of its international Transportation and Logistics Division. To learn more about PeopleNet and its products, visit www.peoplenetonline.com or call (888) 346-3486.