Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Lytx Posts Record Level of Contract Value in 2018, CEO Brandon Nixon Says

Lytx Lytx CEO Brandon Nixon (TT File Photo)

Lytx, the maker of the DriveCam video system for commercial truck fleets, posted a 30% increase in the number of vehicles using its technology in 2018 as more companies adopt in-cab cameras to reduce risk.

Mike Freeman | The San Diego Union-Tribune
March 21, 2019

Driver Retention Boosted by Recognition, Opportunity, Experts Say

Brenny Transportation founder and President Joyce Brenny Brenny Transportation founder and President Joyce Brenny by Joe Howard/Transport Topics

SAN DIEGO — Creative methods for recruiting new hires and recognizing existing drivers’ efforts can help commercial fleets keep their vehicles’ seats filled, experts said here during the Lytx User Group Conference.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 27, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Autonomous Advancements Present Opportunities for Drivers, Experts Say

Lytx From left, panelists Alden Woodrow, Jenny Elfsberg and Ognen Stojanovski. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Autonomous mobility experts said that the technology can open up new opportunities for drivers, noting that as progress on greater levels of automation expands over time, drivers will have chances to capitalize on that change.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 26, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

Drivers, Coaches Honored at Awards Ceremony

Lytx Del Lisk Lytx VP of Safety Services (left) awarded Earl Brown of Performance Food Group (center) Driver of the Year in the “Private Trucking” category with help from Brandon Nixon, Lytx Chairman and CEO (right). (Jill Bongiorni via Lytx)

SAN DIEGO — Lytx recognized the safety performance of drivers and coaches at an awards ceremony held here during its annual user group conference.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 26, 2019
Business, Technology

Lytx Debuts Tiered Platform for Safety, Fleet Services

Lytx Lytx

SAN DIEGO — Video telematics and analytics provider Lytx is rolling out a customizable platform that lets users select and shift between features on its video-based safety data and fleet tracking services, just as the company is surpassing a milestone for driving miles analyzed, it said.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 25, 2019
Business, Technology

Mack Trucks, Lytx Expand Video Telematics Deal

Mack LR refuse truck Mack LR (John Sterling Ruth)

Mack Trucks grew its relationship with video telematics firm Lytx Inc., offering a pre-wire option of its DriveCam and Video Services technology to buyers of Mack Granite Class 8 vehicles.

Transport Topics
July 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Walmart, U.S. Xpress Install Lytx Video Systems

Lytx's in-cab DriveCam system Lytx's major products include DriveCam, an in-cab camera system. (Lytx Inc.)

Video telematics provider Lytx reported it signed a number of major clients last year, including Walmart Inc. and U.S. Xpress Enterprises, an indication of the growing acceptance by fleets of installing cameras on their trucks as a way to reduce accidents, increase road safety and track driver behavior.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
March 6, 2018

SmartDrive Adds Facial Plane Analysis to Driver Monitoring System

SmartDrive Systems has ramped up the battle for market share in the growing video safety and transportation intelligence arena, introducing a new driver-assist sensor product addressing distracted driving. The San Diego tech firm also garnered an investment from Michelin North America.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 3, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Human-Machine Interaction, Computing Power Key to Development of Autonomous Trucks

Peterbilt Motors Co. Darryl Oster Oster by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — To pave the way for autonomous trucks, technology developers will need to refine the interaction between the human and the machine, and add more advanced sensors and greater computing power to the vehicle, experts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 23, 2017