Fleet tech advancing with live video, compliance dashboards

The Surfsight camera system is now available with the Transflo Mobile+ telematics platform.The Surfsight camera system is now available with the Transflo Mobile+ telematics platform.

Safety and compliance technology dominated the tech news cycle this past week, with several fleet management systems adding new features and upgrades to address market demands in these and other areas.

Transflo broadened its Transflo Mobile+ ecosystem with a dual-facing dashcam from Surfsight, which is now available for its telematics platform.

The cloud-connected Surfsight dashcam has front and cabin-facing cameras and built-in artificial intelligence that can detect hazards on the road. The camera uses infrared to recognize driver distractions in the vehicle and will automatically alert the driver.

Surfsight also streams from vehicles to cloud-based servers for continuous access to video, the company says, and managers can review video of groups or individual vehicles via a customized dashboard. The Surfsight dashcams cost $200 and monthly subscriptions start at $25 per month with the Transflo Mobile+ platform.

Systems that give fleet managers the option to stream live video from the cab are becoming more common. MiX Telematics added such a feature to its MiX Vision in-cab video with driver- and road-facing footage.

The live streaming feature is a subscription add-on that allows users to live stream up to eight cameras simultaneously in the MiX Fleet Manager portal. Additionally, fleets can opt for high-definition (HD 1920 x 1088 resolution) cameras that are equipped with an LTE modem.

Samsara’s video telematics platform has live location information, and fleet managers can see still shots of the road every 2 minutes. They can also take a snapshot manually on the dashboard to see what’s happening on the road right at that moment.

Samsara’s new Compliance Dashboard gives users the real-time status of the most critical compliance metrics.Samsara’s new Compliance Dashboard gives users the real-time status of the most critical compliance metrics.

Video footage of risky events is also immediately captured and sent to a fleet manager’s dashboard for review. The company has added a new Compliance Dashboard that also gives fleet managers real-time visibility to HOS violations (HOS), unidentified driving, and unassigned hours data.

The new Compliance Dashboard aggregates critical pieces of compliance data into an easy-to-read view with “tiles” that answer the following questions:

How many existing violations does my fleet have? The HOS Violations Tile gives an overview of the percentage of logs or hours in violation across the fleet for the past 8 days.

How much unidentified driving time does my fleet have? The Unidentified Driving Tile shows much driving time needs to be managed as well as visibility into how often driving time is going unassigned.

How much of my fleet’s unassigned driving has been managed? The Unassigned Segments Tile shows how well unassigned driving time is being managed for the previous 8 days.

Which drivers have the most violations? The Driver with Violations Table shows which drivers have the most logs in violation within the past 8 days.