Lytx: Put fleet-tracking equipment in your car

Fleet tracking experts Lytx (3D16) is talking to fleet managers at the show about the best way to convince drivers and their unions that driver-facing cameras and driver behaviour analysis software is intended to protect rather than discipline drivers.

One way could be for managers to agree to have the technology fitted in their own cars first to demonstrate the safety benefits – Lytx has found that in the 850,000 vehicles worldwide with its systems installed there is a 50% reduction in collisions.

“All our systems have one aim – to make sure the driver gets home safely” Ofelia Chernock, market development manager, Lytx

Lytx is showing its ActiveVision driver distraction and fatigue detection system that uses a combination of artificial intelligence and machine vision to alert drivers and managers if a driver is dozing off or distracted.

Ofelia Chernock, Lytx market development manager, said: “Managers should install them in their own cars to convince drivers of the benefits. This is about developing a strong safety culture and improving relationships between management and drivers. The transport industry needs to take a lead on this.”

As autonomous vehicle technology like automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and automatic lane keeping develops, intelligent trucks will take over more and more of the mundane tasks involved in driving on trunk roads long before trucks become truly driverless. This could increase the risk of boredom and distraction for drivers who will have little to do for long periods of time but may be required to take back full control suddenly in an emergency.

CV Show proves confidence and buoyancy in the commercial vehicle market

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CV Show organisers have revealed they are “thrilled” with the level of industry engagement for this year's event. The UK’s largest commercial vehicle show has seen a packed agenda in its first two days, with a flurry of vehicle launches and announcements demonstrating confidence and buoyancy in the sector.

“We’re absolutely thrilled with the industry’s response to this year’s CV Show and to have achieved a fifth successive year sold out” Rob Skelton, CV show director

These included the unveiling of the new British-built Vauxhall Vivaro, which has secured 1,250 jobs at the brand’s Luton plant; two new variants of the award-winning Isuzu D-Max pick-up; the high-performance Ford Ranger Raptor; and a raft of new electric models such as MAN’s CitE 15-tonne urban delivery truck and vans like the LDV EV30, Peugeot Boxer and Citroen Relay.

“There’s lots of talk of uncertainty in the market, but that’s not been evident in commercial vehicle sales or the enthusiasm and excitement of the industry for the CV Show" said CV show director, Rob Skelton

Commercial Motor’s own Youtube channel has all the highlights from the CV Show – so if you’ve missed anything this year, don’t worry – we’ve got it covered! First up, why not check out our special with Brigade? We discover how its revolutionary electric vehicle noise generator will save lives. And why not discover how Vision Track’s innovative anti-distraction system makes roads safer? We’ve also got all the highlights from the MAN CV Show 2019 stand. Go to Youtube.com/roadtransport to watch.