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Rand Mc Nally's Video Telematics Solution Tailgating

Rand McNally integrates video telematics on new CV platform

June 24, 2022
Rand Video Telematics uses machine vision and artificial intelligence, which is integrated into the new Rand Platform. The integration follows Rand's acquisition of Fleetsu and is powered by Lytx Surfsight technology.

Rand McNally, a provider of commercial transportation and fleet technology, announced that its Rand Video Telematics (RVT) solution is now available on the company's newly released Rand Platform.

“Integrating the camera on the new Rand Platform immediately opens features and opportunities for our customers, who can access additional reports, receive alerts from customizable drag-and-drop safety workflows, and view live streaming from the camera,” said Aaron Dannenbring, CEO of Rand McNally. “Customers who also leverage tracking can see that information with a single sign-on, all from the same screen.”

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This advancement comes three months after the company launched its camera and two months after the acquisition of Australian company Fleetsu.

Rand McNally had acquired Fleetsu and its connected vehicle platform, bringing together Rand McNally’s fleet business with Fleetsu’s platform, data, and analytics capabilities to create a global enterprise solutionthe new Rand Platform.

In addition to the benefits of signing into one platform and being able to bolt onto various devices and vehicle types, RVT customers will have access to the following advanced features:

  • The platform’s drag-and-drop workflow tool can be customized without needing to select from prescribed metrics, reports, or alerts.
  •  Enhanced reporting and dashboard views of fleet tracking features such as details from vehicle “breadcrumb” trails, geofences, and more.
  • The ability to create geofence interactions unconstrained by polygons by simply drawing on a map.

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“These are helpful additional features for our existingand newcustomers using RVT,” explained Rush Akin, chief revenue officer at Rand McNally. “Once you see our innovative events-driven workflow, for example, you’ll never need another tool. This fully customizable tool allows you to proactively receive insights to address risky driving behaviors and improve safety, protecting the driver and fleet while improving overall operations.”

Recent upgrades to the dual-facing camera offer the ability to monitor road-facing risky driving behaviors such as tailgating, collision detection, unsafe cornering, harsh braking, and sudden speed increases.

The device can be used as a two-way camera or a roadway-only facing dash camera. In cases where privacy is a concern, managers can disable and cap the in-cab-facing cameraor use it as a sensor to help identify distracted driving behavior without video recording. The roadway-facing camera can live stream video to provide managers with instant, real-time access.

The RVT dash camera uses machine vision and AI telematics. The RVT is powered by Surfsight, a Lytx solution, harnessing intelligence from a database with more than 185 billion miles of professionally-analyzed driving data.

“We will continue to integrate other Rand McNally products in the coming weeks,” Dannebring said.

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