The SmartDrive Transportation Intelligence Platform was presented to fleets late last year and adopted by companies like Oakley Transport. Photo: SmartDrive
SmartDrive Systems launched the SmartDrive Transportation Intelligence Platform and SR4 hardware for fleets, offering a comprehensive video- and sensor-based intelligence platform for fleets looking to improve driver habits and safety.
Using what SmartDrive calls single-box architecture, the new platform allows for the convergence of data, devices (including third-party devices) and network connectivity, allowing a fleet to view all of its data in a single location. The SR4 hardware can now support up to nine cameras, including four SmartDrive cameras, four third-party cameras, and integration with Wabco’s OnLane lane departure system and road-facing camera.
The system was designed to anticipate new challenges for fleet safety, including increased automation, more driver distractions, and new security threats to data and privacy. The platform will support data from many sources, such as third-party telematics software and hardware. It uses this data to give fleets better analytics and risk assessment capabilities. Updated sensors and software enable more precise triggering for non-collision events.
“We architected this platform to enable the future of intelligent transportation while delivering fleets significant value today,” said Steve Mitgang, SmartDrive’s CEO. “It will help our customers solve a long-standing business challenge — disparate, siloed information stemming from a myriad of disconnected on-board devices that increase operational costs without delivering commensurate value.”
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SmartDrive’s SR4 hardware is more than 50% smaller than previous iterations to reduce the distraction to the driver, especially for dash- and windshield-mounted equipment. Photo: SmartDrive
Smaller, More Capable Hardware
SmartDrive’s SR4 hardware has been redesigned from previous generations, including smaller HD video cameras, a separate sensor bar, a controller device to tie all systems together, and new algorithms and advanced driver assistance capabilities. The SR4 hardware is more than 50% smaller than previous iterations to reduce