Lytx shares one-year results from in-cab system that detects distracted driving

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Updated Sep 26, 2016
Lytx’s ActiveVision service integrates with in-vehicle technology and Lytx DriveCam sensors for an extensive level of data collection and analytics to provide in-cab and post-trip driver coaching.Lytx’s ActiveVision service integrates with in-vehicle technology and Lytx DriveCam sensors for an extensive level of data collection and analytics to provide in-cab and post-trip driver coaching.

Lytx shared results since introducing its ActiveVision technology one year ago. ActiveVision employs machine vision technology combined with real-time in-cab alerts and video to better reveal how, when and why driver distractions take place.

The service then delivers coaching insights to fleet managers, who use them to help drivers improve safety.

Swift Transportation, YRC, Melton Truck Lines, and Cargo Transporters are among the names in trucking who’ve adopted ActiveVision.

Results to date show that adding ActiveVision to the DriveCam program helped fleets detect:

  • 60 percent more lane departures and the root causes behind them
  • Up to 24 percent more drivers who are driving while distracted
  • Up to 65 percent more events where the driver is identified as following too closely, and the root causes behind them

“The behaviors behind these driving events drive up risk dramatically,” said Brandon Nixon, chairman of Lytx. “The National Safety Council reports that one of the biggest distractions – using a cell phone – makes it four times more likely to be in a collision.”

ActiveVision detects line markings, road signage, and surrounding traffic and assesses if patterns related to the following driving event occur:

Lane Departure: Leaving the lane without signaling

Following Distance: Not enough space between driver’s vehicle and the vehicle ahead

Critical Distance: Increased potential for impact with vehicle ahead

In-lane Fitness: Maintaining the boundaries of a single lane

These triggers generate in-cab audio and visual alerts to signal the driver and give him or her the opportunity to correct the behavior. If the alerts go unheeded and the behavior continues, the event recorder will capture video and corresponding data for use in coaching the driver.

“Since using the ActiveVision service, we’ve been able to dramatically reduce distracted driving by sharing video events in one-on-one coaching,” said Victor Malchesky, corporate director of safety and compliance for Swift Transportation. Swift has ActiveVision deployed in 14,000 of its trucks. “Many times drivers don’t realize they have driving habits that need adjusting until they can see it in an ActiveVision event recording.”