In-vehicle cameras are the way of future
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.”