Artificial intelligence powers distracted driver detection technology

Source: Lytx, San Diego; CP staff

The developer of the Drive Cam video telematics solution for recording heavy-duty truck cab and road incidents has added machine vision and artificial intelligence-powered (MV+AI) technology to provide near real-time insight into risky behaviors associated with handheld device use, failure to wear seat belts, consuming food or drink with vehicle in gear, and smoking.

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Trucking data giant ranks riskiest road times, driver behavior patterns

Sources: Lytx, San Diego; CP staff

Data from the past 12 months culled by onboard Drive Cam technology developer Lytx finds truck drivers encountering the highest rate of collisions on Thursdays and, in year-over-year terms, reducing rates of drowsy driving but increasing instances of cell phone use and failure to wear seat belts.

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Lauren Concrete ushers Lytx safety program through town hall events

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Video telematics, analytics, productivity and safety solutions provider Lytx is equipping Austin, Texas-based Lauren Concrete with its Driver Safety Program. Anchored by the cab-mounted DriveCam monitor and event recorder, the technology will be installed in a fleet of nearly 250 mixer, tractor-dump trailer and pick up trucks serving central, east and west Texas markets.

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Lytx honors Lafarge terminal driver with spotless, 3 million-mile record

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Video telematics specialist Lytx named Lafarge North America’s North Dakota-based bulk tanker ace Jack Weig its 2018 Driver of the Year, Private Trucking—one of six categories honoring DriveCam technology users. The award was presented during the Lytx User Group Conference in San Diego. Weig has earned an internal safe driving award 37 times, once for every year he’s been with Lafarge. Throughout his career, he has not logged a single at-fault accident, despite driving more than 3 million miles, and believes in acting as a courteous and professional ambassador for his company’s brand, on and off the road. Managers cite the personal ownership Weig takes in his role at the company, customers’ overall satisfaction, and fleet equipment.

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