J.J. Keller will add video event hardware and management tools to its line of safety and compliance solutions beginning in April.
The goal is to manage risk, identify problematic driver behavior and provide remedial coaching and training, according to the Neenah, Wis.-based company.
The dash-mounted camera technology reads traffic signs and records driving footage. Data captured can help with driver compliance and coaching by providing evidence of hard acceleration, hard braking, cornering, lane drifting, following too closely and rolling stops. Footage is available for review through a back-office dashboard featuring detailed driver and event reporting, data trends and mapping to pinpoint where specific events took place.
In Virginia Tech Transportation Institute studies, an event-based video system — combined with a driver behavior modification system — accounted for estimated reductions in fatal and injury crashes of 20% and 35%, respectively, the company said in a release.
Similarly, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded that onboard video systems provide valuable information for evaluating the circumstances leading to crashes as well as critical data for assessing survivability. — Transport Topics