17 May Benefits of Behaviour Monitoring Solutions over Telematics
Telematic solutions have come a long way in their ability to collect, record and communicate useful information to better inform fleet managers.
However, since the introduction of more sophisticated technology, there are now a number of critical benefits to implementing comprehensive behaviour monitoring solutions over traditional telematics.
What are Telematic Solutions?
Put simply, telematics systems collects, compute and communicate vehicle-related data. This data is useful for fleet managers because it measures data such as engine control monitoring, GPS tracking, video recording, driver riskiness and electronic logging of dates, times, kilometres driven, etc.
This sort of information is important to fleet managers because the numbers don’t lie. The information communicated by the data collected can help fleet managers make better, and more informed decisions when it comes to conducting operations and driver safety.
However, this important information gained from telematics systems does have some downfalls.
Downfalls of Telematics Technology
Telematics has limited capabilities. Telematic solutions alone do not show what caused a collision, nor does it have the ability to help stop these collisions or near collisions from happening again.
This is especially limited when systems are limited to an external camera only. This is because there are no eyes on the driver, and therefore, no way to prove whether the driver was at fault or if a collision or near-collision was caused by an external party.
Based on these downfalls, improved capabilities were developed in the form of the Lytx DriveCam.
Benefits of Lytx DriveCam installation over regular dash cams.
DriveRisk combined telematics technology internally as well as externally to complete the entire picture.
Lytx DriveCam has the capabilities to determine why a collision or near-collision occurred and what needs to change in order to prevent it in future.
This is done by diagnosing the data collected to determine whether risky driver behaviour was at fault and, therefore, better inform fleet managers about risky behaviour that requires coaching.
Run-of-the-mill dashcams also don’t provide the sophisticated functionality of the Lytx DriveCam.
For example, the Lytx DriveCam switches cameras if a driver brakes hard and suddenly.
This functionality is able to show the whole picture, whether it was the distracted driver at fault or whether the near-collision was caused by the risky driving of a third party.
Invest in your fleet
If you want to ensure the safety of your fleet, invest in your fleet with the many benefits of behaviour monitoring solutions offered by the Lytx DriveCam.
You can have all of the answers at your disposal by simply ensuring each vehicle within your fleet has a Lytx DriveCam device installed.
If you have questions about the Lytx DriveCam functionalities and how it can help your fleet, get in touch with us today.
We’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have. If you found this article useful, you can also learn more in our article on using behaviour monitoring to improve driver safety.