MiX Telematics now offers its in-cab monitoring solution, MiX Vision, in the U.S. According to the company, MiX Vision is the first video-based driver monitoring solution that:
Is integrated with MiX’s onboard computer and web-based fleet management platform;
Maintains a rolling 72 hours of footage per vehicle; and
Automatically adds links to video clips within driver safety scoring reports.
The company also said, MiX Vision, an enhancement to MiX Telematics’s fleet management solution, can help fleets:
Make more informed decisions around incidents involving their drivers;
Identify drivers who may need additional coaching and training;
Prevent crashes; and
Ultimately reduce their insurance rates.
According to the FMCSA, in 2013 (latest figures available), there were 389,000 large truck and bus crashes in the U.S., and 3,806 of these resulted in at least one fatality. The estimated total cost of these crashes: $103 billion. Fleet management solutions such as those from MiX Telematics, with enhancements like MiX Vision, can help prevent crashes entirely and can also help fleet managers and investigators determine the actual causes of crashes that do occur, according to the company.
“Using video footage captured with in-vehicle cameras, MiX Vision delivers front-facing and cab-facing video, with sound, allowing for visual clarity at the time of an event,” according to the company. “MiX Vision continuously captures a rolling 72 hours of video for retrieval of any 2:30-minute segment when needed, so fleet managers can view what happened before an event occurred – for instance, was the driver momentarily distracted, or did another vehicle swerve into the truck’s path?”
MiX Vision videos can be viewed alongside a timeline within MiX Fleet Manager. Video segments related to any in-cab event are automatically added to drivers’ RAG (Red, Amber, Green) reports, which highlight driving events that affect fleet safety and efficiency. The data is also used to implement more targeted driver training programs, supporting drivers in learning how they can improve their driving style.
According to Skip Kinford, president and CEO, many U.S. fleets still rely on “older, less-intuitive technology” or do nothing at all to attempt to monitor unsafe driving behavior.
“MiX Vision has proven to be a very popular offering for MiX Telematics around the globe, and we have now brought it to the U.S.,” Kinford said. “U.S. customers are extremely safety conscious, and those who have seen the MiX Vision product are eager to roll it out to their fleets, not only to help improve safety but also to reduce their liability position on frivolous claims. It’s an important element of a company’s overall safety and fleet management strategy.”