What is Video Telematics- A Quick Guide

14.02.24 12:42 PM Comment(s) By stuartmclean

Video evidence plays a vital role as evidence in every aspect of society. From nanny cams to police officers' body cams or fleet management video telematics are important in every business.

Technical people call it telematics video, for others it is eye-witness evidence that helps in identifying the real reason and actual culprit behind various road accidents.

What is Video Telematics?

Video Telematics is an integrated shape of vehicle video technology that is combined with the data. There are many ways to utilise these cameras, for instance, the cameras are installed in and around any vehicle and managed through telematics technology by a remote office.

Video telematics cameras are getting popular for several reasons. However, many questions are raised such as how video telematics work, and why they are required in fleet management business when dash cameras are already doing the job. Moreover, what are the benefits of Video Telematics?

So let’s have a look at answer to these questions one by one.

Why You Need Video Telematics?

The Dash cameras only offer a limited and one-direction view. Sometimes it does not give a complete understanding of what’s going on the road. Video telematics on the other hand gives full clarity, so you can see the full context of the incidents eventually helping to improve the efficiency of the fleet and the safety of the road.

It is pertinent to note here that as a fleet manager video telematics is not required only for surveillance of drivers’ moves. Additionally, it’s about what is going on at the road and making sure vehicles are safe on the road.

We can say that video telematics helps enhance road safety, reduce false insurance claims and optimise fleet operation overall. The telematics, therefore, are not telling about who, where, when and what it also tells the fleet about how and why.

How does video Telematics Work?

The telematics devices take generated data including GPS position, distance, seat belt use, engine light info, any other fault etc. The accelerometer in the device measures G-force and then the device sends data to the cloud.

The data is decoded and sent to the fleet management software app for analysis and reports. The management can view the reports and export them to gain insights into vehicles. For instance, the fleet management can know the top 5 trucks involved in accidents or require maintenance.

Apart from AI technology that is used in Dual-lens cameras inside vehicles, video telematics work with two advanced technologies; Advanced Driver Assistance Systems- ADAS and Driver Monitoring Systems-DMS. With the collaboration of two the video telematics ensure complete security and surveillance of consignments, drivers and vehicles.

The DMS helps to monitor drivers' movements such as smoking, drowsiness, etc. While on the other hand, ADAS keeps an eye on outer factors such as collision, landsliding, etc.

What Are the Advantages of Video Telematics:

Some of the advantages of Video Telematics are:

  • Comprehensive Drivers Training:

The video telematics provide the useful data with dashcam videos. So it can be used to train the drivers in improvising road behaviour.

The visuals help in separating the good and bad driving habits and understanding the result of those specific patterns. It helps to train good and safe drivers for the future, with lesser accident chances and high ratio of surviving from deadly incidents.

  • Enhanced Safety of Drivers:

Telematics videos use high technologies like driver facing AI dashcams. These cams can detect unsafe driving habits and behaviours. The system instantly sends alerts to the driver, so they correct their behaviour instantly. It helps in saving the vehicle drivers from accidents.

  • Reduce Insurance Cost:

Video Telematics offer a detailed view from inside the vehicle and the status of the road from outside. It acts as an evidence and helps in providing insurance claims liability. For instance; sideswipe collisions, interaction accidents, etc. It helps in reducing almost half claims and paying 50% less on false claims.

The video telematics solutions help in complying with the First Notification of Loss – FNOL. Additionally, it gives efficient access to video footage so that issues and conflicts are resolved accurately.

  • Complete fleet Control:

Once video telematics is used in the vehicle it offers complete control of management on their fleet. So it makes them get their job done more effectively and efficiently

All of these advantages of video telematics help in protecting drivers and the company.

Things required for integration:

To integrate video telematics effectively you must have

  • Latest Fleet Management Systems

  • Highly advanced Artificial Intelligence

  • Strong 5 G Connection for smooth and efficient running of the system.

Conclusion - The future of video telematics:

With amazing advantages of Video telematics including cost effectiveness, safety of driver and vehicle the system is getting popular. With such growth, it is expected that around half of the global market will shift to video telematics systems.

Today the technology is helping drivers all over the world to reduce cost, and safety and save from numerous insurance claims.


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