Lytx Unveils Safety Solution for Parked Commercial Vehicles

A rendering of the product shows parking information. (Screenshot via Lytx video)

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Telematics company Lytx Inc. announced Oct. 21 a new safety solution to detect commercial vehicles parked on highways.

The Parked-Highway/Ramp feature triggers when the Lytx DriveCam event recorder identifies that a commercial vehicle has been stopped on the shoulder of a highway or ramp for at least 10 minutes. The fleet manager is then notified so that they can quickly intervene by sending nearby safe parking locations directly to the driver.

“The primary mission of Lytx Lab is to work closely with our clients during the research and development process in order to get a better understanding of what the market needs,” Rajesh Rudraradhya, chief technology officer at Lytx, said. “With the incredibly insightful feedback we received from customers using the feature in its early stages, we were better able to iterate and refine the final version of Parked-Highway/Ramp, the first official experiment to originate from Lytx Lab and be publicly released.”

The Lytx Vision Platform feature is designed to help fleets avoid potentially risky parking on the side of highways or ramps. Lytx said the solution will assist fleet managers looking to increase their vehicle parking visibility, improve their operational efficiency and driver safety.

Lytx said a lesser-known safety hazard that commercial drivers face is the challenge of locating a safe place to pull their rigs over. Drivers are often forced to park on the shoulders of highways if no other options appear available, which can increase the chances of devastating collisions, serious injuries and financial liability risk for companies. — Transport Topics

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