VisionTrack has launched its latest innovation in the form of the VT3000, a three-channel 4G vehicle camera with a blind-spot detection side camera and a video telematics package specially designed to meet the upcoming London Direct Vision Standard (DVS).
The VT3000 is a forward-facing camera that can be combined with two additional cameras including side, rear or cargo view. Alternatively, it can take in a feed from a camera facing the driver designed to detect fatigue or distraction.
The new blind-spot side-view cameras are now forward facing from the rear of the vehicle and use AI to differentiate between fixed objects such as railings and cyclists or pedestrians and so reduce the number of false alerts.
Images can be displayed on a single monitor on the vehicle dash, and can be fed to an existing display screen if the vehicle is already fitted with one.
The camera also has unique live streaming and video replay capabilities, providing added visibility to fleet managers.
VisionTrack sales director Vernon Bonser said: “Our unique approach to video telematics is helping tackle some of the most complex challenges faced by the fleet, transport and insurance sectors."
Bonser added that driver-facing cameras were “like telematics 15 years ago” in that they were gradually becoming the norm and slowly overcoming initial resistance from drivers and unions as their benefits in improved driver safety were better understood.
As well as DVS, VisionTrack’s systems are compliant with FORS and CLOCS and have wide insurance industry approvals.