Cipia, formerly Eyesight Technologies, an AI computer vision in-cabin automotive solutions provider, has announced the general availability of Fleet Sense, its new driver monitoring (DMS) device.
The system has been designed for fleets and telematics service providers (TSPs) to help reduce fatigue among operators, thus cutting distraction-related accidents and their related costs. The device serves both the driver and the fleet manager by issuing real-time alerts directly to the driver, and customized alerts to the dispatcher and fleet manager.
According to a recent report by the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 2018 saw roughly 500,000 accidents attributed to large trucks (over 10,000 lb) in the USA alone, and the rate of trucking-related fatalities rise to its highest in 30 years. The recent rise in trucking-related deaths, despite an overall drop in accident-related fatalities, underscores the need for new solutions to improve the safety of trucking and reduce the high costs of accidents.
The company notes that whereas traditional solutions require between one to three months for integration, the system uses cloud middleware to allow fast integration to the customer’s existing FMS. This, says Cipia, means the solution can be up and running within a week.
“With both the human as well as financial cost associated with trucking accidents rising over the past decade, the fleet industry is in need of technological solutions to help avoid costly mistakes,” said David Tolub, CEO of Cipia. “Fleet Sense will not only provide TSPs and fleets with a robust driver monitoring system, but will also integrate fully to help them maximize their other data-driven programs.”