SmartDrive is rolling out two new products aimed at increasing driver safety, but unlike its other safety-focused core product, the new ones won’t involve cameras directly.
Instead, they will be fed by actual and virtual sensors, combining data to provide drivers with information on safety hazards they might encounter on the road.
The first product, SmartDrive for Speeding for Conditions, will be powered by data that combines changing information on weather conditions with the contours of the road a driver is facing, and will tell those drivers about the risks ahead.
The second is SmartDrive for Sitting Duck, though in a conference call with the media, SmartDrive COO Jason Palmer simply called the product Sitting Duck. As SmartDrive described it, it will “detect and report” vehicles that are sitting on the side of the road or in some other “potentially hazardous location,” and then push data out to its users in the cab “so immediate, corrective action can be taken.”
- Posted by Melissa.Senoff@smartdrive.net
- On July 24, 2020