Lytx to offer 360 degree video view to keep an eye on drivers and trucks

A camera system so advanced that it is practically like having an operations manager in your truck.

Lytx to offer 360 degree video view of inside and outside of truck

Lytx has announced that starting in 2018, they’ll be offering a new video service that will “eliminate fleet and operations blindspots” with the use of a camera system capable of recording 360 degrees both inside and outside of the truck.

Operations Managers To “Virtually Be In A Vehicle”

The The Lytx Video Services program slated to debut next year uses a combination of cloud-connected cameras and the new new Lytx ER-SF64 event recorder to make it possible for “fleet and operations managers to virtually be in a vehicle or in the field when it matters most — and up to a week later.”

From a release from Lytx about the coming video service:

Imagine having a video camera rolling at the exact time when cargo was stolen. Or when a rookie driver takes a $150,000 truck out alone for the first time. Or when that passenger claimed to slip and fall. Or when a ready-mix concrete truck arrived to pour, but the customer wasn’t ready. Or when a waste driver arrives to find a customer’s bins overloaded…again.

Lytx says that the new video system will improve fleet operations by allowing managers to use video to evaluate driving and non-driving factors. They also argue that the new system can help uncover new revenue generating opportunities and even protect trucking companies who in a “he said, she said” situation.

Here are a few details on the system features:

  • A driver-facing lens that captures only 12- or 20-second exception-based video clips, triggered when a driving event occurs, such as a hard brake or a sudden swerve.
  • An outside lens that has continually recording video plus the option to livestream video to your location when you need to see what’s happening in real time.
  • An onboard, cloud-connected digital video recorder (DVR) with a 64-gigabyte memory – enough to store video for about a week’s worth of vehicle operations.
  • The advanced sensors used by other Lytx event recorders to capture critical data about driving events, including accelerometers to detect speed, gyroscopes to detect motion, and GPS to detect location.
  • Easy connections to third-party PAL- or NTSC-based cameras, including those already installed on client vehicles, enabling 360-degree views in and around the vehicle. With the addition of a small piece of hardware called the Lytx Hub™, the Lytx Video Services program can accommodate up to 12 additional camera views – four cameras per hub, and 3 hubs per vehicle – as well as the ER-SF64.