In-ve­hi­cle cam­eras are the way of fu­ture

Big Rigs - - CONVOY FOR A CIRE -

IN-VE­HI­CLE cam­era sys­tems, along with a num­ber of oth­ers at Me­ga­trans, are at the fore­front of things to come in the trans­port in­dus­try.

Some of it will be re­ceived with ret­i­cence by some truck­ies, but it is the way of the fu­ture and we guess they’ll prob­a­bly have to learn to like it.

Mark Dud­man, re­gional man­ager of AVCS, ex­pands.

“I don’t think there will be an op­tion. It will be ‘jump on board or jump out of the busi­ness’.

“There is very lit­tle lee­way in terms of how le­niency is go­ing to be ap­plied, from what they are telling us any­way. So we align our­selves very closely with the CoR pro­cesses be­cause it’s very vis­i­ble in terms of what we do.

“IVCS makes it a lot eas­ier for op­er­a­tors to un­der­stand their risk, and then have it pro­cessed on their mea­sure­ment tools to re­duce or elim­i­nate risk.

“It’s go­ing to ben­e­fit the driver down the line. Base will be able to keep in touch not only on whether the driver is do­ing the right or wrong thing, but whether he may be tired or due for a rest stop, as the case may be.

“Drive Cam is our pri­mary so­lu­tion. It is a cam­er­abased sys­tem which shoots both the driver and the road.

“It is not a con­stant record sys­tem. It is g-force trig­gered only, based on ex­cep­tion. So when the ve­hi­cle moves er­rat­i­cally, out­side of what the g-force pa­ram­e­ters are, it will trig­ger a 12-sec­ond video clip. It holds eight sec­onds of mem­ory, so you get eight sec­onds of lead-up to the ac­tual events and then live records for­ward.

“What we’re look­ing for is gen­er­ally sub­con­scious be­hav­iour, but also over time peo­ple get into bad habits, com­pla­cency and things like that. So once the event is recorded, it is up­loaded live. We then re­view, an­a­lyse and put a risk com­ment and risk score against each event.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.