Driver monitoring on camera

Dec 02 | 2011

Blackburn-based vehicle safety specialist, Vision Techniques, has launched a ground breaking, cost-effective recording camera system, designed to prevent false claims and improve driver performance.

The new ‘Pointer System’ monitors a driver’s performance, for increased safety and efficiency.  It allows managers to assess if drivers are performing economically and driving safely. 

This works by ‘scoring’ the acceleration and braking of a vehicle in order to rate the driving performance – saving fuel and reducing potential accidents. By detecting numerous harsh braking and acceleration events it will identify drivers who need training. 

The innovative system also saves money by providing a video record of any accidents or incidents that may have taken place, preventing false and fraudulent claims.  Without the Pointer System, an accident investigation can be very difficult to conduct.  With the cost-effective system constantly monitoring the driver’s journey, it is easy to discover both driver inefficiencies and the cause of accidents.

Using the latest technology, the system monitors all forces acting on the vehicle during a collision. The footage will then be saved for later use.  An optional second camera can be mounted to monitor passengers, or the near side on larger vehicles where collisions commonly occur. 

Andrew Kendal, of Vision Techniques, said: “Investing in the Pointer System will save you money and improve safety within your company.  With its innovative built-in features, the system is ideal for large fleet users who carry out training on a regular basis. It is an excellent tool for monitoring a driver’s performance - with the accident recording facility as a secondary function.”

In addition to its other features, the Pointer System has an in-built GPS tracking and mapping system which can be used to monitor vehicle positioning and routing.  The unit can be hard wired into the ignition or easily plugged in via a cigarette lighter socket adaptor.   The pointer system is suitable for any vehicle.

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