84% of total accidents in the world are caused by distracted driving. Safe and secure transportation is top priority in fleet management, which continues to face challenges in monitoring and ensuring safe driving. There is a strong correlation between driver behavior and fleet maintenance. Aggressive driving, excessive idling, improper shifting or deactivating safety controls are common complaints. If driving behavior can be improved, a direct impact on driver safety can be achieved. While distracted driving remains the most significant ongoing risk, preventable accidents, reported to be almost 40% of total reported fleet accidents are also an area that fleet managers must mitigate.
Vehicular data, ADAS, and telematics is transforming road safety— from being anecdotal and speculation-based, to fact-driven, allowing for real, and better results.
drivebuddyAI has built an intelligent driving system with advanced capabilities in avoiding collision and protecting life & property. The comprehensive fleet safety system with an intelligent driver assistant device, easily fitted on a vehicle or fleet, and a powerful cloud-based dashboard, deploys advanced AI and computer vision to capture valuable driving data, generate real time alerts, and deliver automated insights.
This virtual driving buddy operates with high precision against distracted driving, and collision avoidance for improved driving performance, enabling fleet managers to optimize fleet performance and safety.
How drivebuddyAI keeps drivers safe on road
A distracted driver needs to be alerted quickly enough to be able to react and avoid a collision. An AI system which only analyzes exterior road events, and not the driver behavior will not provide a timely alert. To avoid collisions, a driver needs to be warned depending on the kind of risk, ranging from a vehicle, a pedestrian, a bicycle, or any other object. And the AI must be able to detect the highest risk events like driver drowsiness, fatigue, and mobile phone usage.
drivebuddyAI has built intelligence for vehicles which constantly assists while driving through ADAS & telematics applications. The driver assistant device called DRISHTI or Driver Safety Harness with Telematics & Intelligence deploys a GNSS enabled, dual HDR camera system, which monitors driver behavior across vastly varying driving ecosystems, including driver characteristics, attire, cabin sizes, lighting conditions, road conditions, traffic patterns, and more. And delivers collision-avoidance and alerts against distracted driving under the most challenging circumstances.
Combined with a seamless cloud platform DOPE or Driver Observation & Profiling Interface, the safety system analyzes what is happening both outside and inside the vehicle, at the same time, and synchronizes the AI model output to provide critical alerts in real-time.
Real time collision avoidance
To help drivers avoid as many collisions as possible, the system predicts, prevents, and reduces the occurrence of high-risk events in highly complex driving environments, even before they happen.
Unlike any other telematics and simple dash cam solutions available today, which require driver video to be uploaded to the cloud for analysis and human review, drivebuddyAI’s on-board device alerts without any network dependencies. Events are generated on the cloud which showcases the scenarios to managers remotely on the dashboard, who can take a quick look at what happened. The superior AI architecture implemented across both the edge and the cloud with lightning-fast image processing capacity, memory, and speed to run deep learning algorithms, delivers greater precision in interpreting complex video scenarios.
Delivering a smart & safe fleet
While edge AI processing is purpose-built for real-time collision avoidance, the cloud-native dashboard enables rapid iteration for model improvement and offers high availability, scalability, and reliability for optimized fleet management.
The purpose-built smart solution helps fleets become safer, smarter, and efficient by keeping drivers safe behind the wheel, vehicles on the road, and liabilities at a minimum.
- It enables the administration of a fleet company to know about their drivers, their on-road behavior, and identify their best and worst performers.
- A lot of accidents happen where the driver is not at fault, and the AI solution equips you with the accurate data and analysis, which helps in streamline claims, and rationalize insurance and third-party claims.
- By actually predicting an accident before it happens, drivers have the assurance that they are safe, especially while driving in the night, or in other bad conditions.
- And through the smart driver monitoring system, an admin tracks compliance to fleet safety policies and identifies high-risk drivers, thereby incentivizing good driving for a well-managed fleet.
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