Now That’s Seriously Cool: How telematics is Revolutionizing Road Safety
More than 18,000 accidents were reported in 2021, with 4.6 thousand fatalities which decreases to 6.8% in 2022, as announced by Ministerial Committee on Traffic Safety, on Monday. The committee revealed an infographic, indicating the results of the traffic safety for the preceding year which recorded around 17,000 accidents with a fatality drop of 2.1%, corresponding to 4.5 thousand in 2022.
Ministry of Transport pays great attention to safety on roads by developing the necessary plans, and implementing them in a manner that contributes to reducing traffic accidents and the safety of road users. However, there is more that can be done to make Saudia’s roads safer – skilled and responsible drivers to make the road safe for everyone. Without responsible drivers, your roads would simply not be safe. Eagle-i integrates industry leading telematics to mitigate occupational road risk and to provide insight into driver behavior and how it impacts the overall health and wealth of your fleet.
Eagle-I dashboard and analytics is customized to give you a complete birds-eye-view of all driver behaviour from harsh braking, cornering, harsh acceleration and over speeding. With this In-depth insight driving patterns can be analyzed and driving habits like idling, ineffective routing, and other things that were previously unreachable can be identified.
As their driving behavior becomes better, the safety score on driver scorecard increases. Driver scorecard not only highlights the hard workers but also the efficient workers by integrating the mileages and operational hours of the drivers with their behaviour on the road. Baseline measurements of driving habits can be developed through a driver scorecard. Current liability and insurance costs should be evaluated against each driver based on their driver scorecard . Coaching sessions should be implemented for high-risk drivers and their performance should be monitored through telematics. Performance of high risk drivers can be compared with their current performance after training sessions and expected driver behavior can also be exhibited.
Another important step to reduce distracted driving is the implementation of dashcams which not only improve driver behavior that would negatively impact the vehicle’s health but also provide a more holistic view. Video telematics can be combined with dashcam footage and vehicle analytics to detect risky events with the help of AI and notifies the manager in real-time. With the help of video telematics fleet managers can be notified when the driver gets too close to the vehicle in front that they may collide. The sensor will not only beep and warn the driver but will also generate an alert to the fleet manager. Similarly, in case of drifting and switching lanes, fleet managers will get an instant alert. Fleet managers can also set the alerts in case of forward collision, lane switch, over speeding, harsh braking, signal violation, or seat belt absence. Similarly, if someone other than the assigned driver is driving the vehicle, the driver’s absence event will be triggered.
Video telematics ensures fleet-wide insights and real-time customized alerts by providing the driver’s perspective of what’s happening in real-time, it can also serves as return on your investment by increasing driver engagement, improving operational visibility and powering insurance claims.
The benefits of safer driving extend beyond lower insurance costs to lower fuel costs and a reduction in CO2 emissions.
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