Meet the Latest Technology to Prevent Distracted Driving Events
At Cowen | Rodriguez | Peacock, we specialize in trucking cases. Too many times we’ve seen the effects of what distracted driving can do. Last month we shared information on the new Trimble/Pulsar Informatics technology taking on distracted driving. This month we’re sharing information on Guardian, which has already been on the market, combats this issue differently, and has the results to show.
Guardian is a technology which prevents driver fatigue and distraction related events in real time, helping to stop accidents before they even happen.
Guardian uses face and gaze-tracking algorithms to measure a driver’s head position and eye closure. When safety parameters are exceeded, audio alarms and seat vibration are immediately activated. The technology also features a forward-facing camera which captures critical information about road conditions at the time of the event. When an event is detected, data and footage are immediately relayed to the 24/7 Guardian Centre, which then alerts fleet management and allows them to respond in real time.
This technology reports on activity weekly so management can understand driver behaviors and analyze the time, location and speed of the vehicle during an event. Using this data, management can take the necessary safety precautions to decrease the chances of a fatigue or distracted driving event.
Guardian has been proven to reduce fatigue events by more than 90%, has intervened in more than 70,000 fatigue events, and detected more than 3.5 million distraction events.
Between Guardian and Trimble/Pulsar Informatics, we hope to see the trucking industry utilize these products to reduce the amount of distracted driving crashes regularly occurring on our roads