Driver monitoring: The way forward?
Avoiding accidents has always been a challenge due to their spontaneous nature.
And yet, recent technology developments have led to a major breakthrough by anticipating accidents before they even occur. Big data and analytics now allow transport operators to monitor drivers’ behaviour with proven safety benefits. Identifying distractions, sending live coaching instructions, signalling traffic congestion or accidents, forwarding vehicle inspection alerts. These are some of the improvements that camera and software allow to better manage the fleet and driving performance. In a very competitive environment, optimizing operations is of paramount importance especially for larger fleets.
What are the main challenges of having machine-driver interactions in transport operations? How can technology improve drivers’ behaviour and therefore safety? How is the market adopting these solutions? Will it become mainstream? How do drivers react to monitoring systems? What is the cost for transport operators? How much can they reduce their costs with the technology?