Lytx Secures Long-Term Deal with Breezemount
Delivery service provider turns to Lytx AI-powered innovation to improve driver safety
6 Jan., 2021 — Lytx®, a leading provider of machine vision and artificial intelligence-powered video telematics, analytics, safety, and productivity solutions for commercial fleets today announced that Breezemount, one of the U.K. and Ireland’s leading two-person delivery service providers, has signed a new six-year deal.
A Lytx customer since 2015, Breezemount has now upgraded to the company’s newest dashcam solution, Driver Safety and Fleet Tracking programmes, which harness machine vision and artificial intelligence (MV+AI) to provide unrivalled fleet safety, productivity and cost savings. Lytx’s advanced risk-capture technology creates an optimal in-cab experience for drivers, providing them with unprecedented opportunities for self-improvement.
The Next Generation of Driver-Powered Safety
With Lytx’s sophisticated technology, Breezemount will now be able to identify distracted and risky driving behaviours not triggered by a G-force – taking safety to new levels.
Lytx’s MV+AI solutions identify leading driving distractions including mobile phone use, smoking, eating or drinking while driving, ‘inattentive’ behaviours such as drowsy driving, and other risky behaviours including not wearing a seatbelt and behaviours often indicative of distracted driving (following distance and critical distance).
A Boost to Productivity
With more than 70 vehicles and 150 drivers completing over half a million home deliveries each year, one of the major factors in Breezemount’s decision to upgrade was the ease and speed of Lytx’s reporting platform. In particular, the company was impressed by the technology’s ability to identify specific risky driving events. Breezemount managers are then provided with a 12-second video clip that allows them to see exactly what happened in the lead-up to an event.
‘‘Why’’ as well as ‘‘what’’
While traditional telematics software, that merely identifies G-force triggers, only provides the what, Lytx’s MV+AI technology provides the why – helping to create an accurate picture of what’s really going on inside the vehicle. This fully customisable offering includes the option to continually record video, providing managers with on-demand access and the ability to review up to 200 hours of video footage in real-time if they want to see an incident in greater detail.
‘‘It’s been so much easier now we just have to review the footage that’s been triggered,’’ said Richard Clarke, Fleet Engineering & Compliance Manager at Breezemount. ‘‘I’ve used systems with other providers where the only thing we knew was that something had happened at some point in the afternoon. I could sit there, trawling through footage for hours before I found the relevant clip.’’
Richard adds: “We have managers at different sites who are very busy focusing on the day-to-day. They don’t have time to go through several different pages of a report to find what they need. With Lytx, everything is configured based on our exact needs. You click once and everything you need is there. It’s also helped to speed things up. With the new system, we can access video footage ourselves, on the same day.’’
‘‘Lytx’s technology has provided video evidence to help exonerate drivers in the event of false claims and has helped lower our insurance rates,’’ explains Richard. ‘‘Video also helps in the event of client claims related to failed delivery, for example. With Lytx, our drivers can use the camera as their witness.’’
In addition to a renewed partnership with Lytx, Breezemount has also entered into a new partnership with vehicle leasing provider, Hireco. This will see its core fleet of 73 vehicles change to Iveco & MAN, all of which will be fitted with the new Lytx Camera solution.
Founded in the mid 90’s, Breezemount is one of the U.K. and Ireland’s leading two-man delivery service providers. Operating over half a million home deliveries per annum, the business serves a range of blue chip clients. To find out more, visit https://www.breezemount.com/
About Lytx MV+AI*
In addition to inattentiveness, Lytx MV+AI can identify four other in-cab distracted or unwanted driving behaviours in real-time (handheld device, no seatbelt, food or drink, and driver smoking), as well as a number of road-view behaviours that are often indicative of distracted driving (lane departure, rolling stop, following distance, and critical distance). The algorithms and neural networks that power Lytx’s MV+AI are based on more than 130 billion miles of driving data, representing the largest, fastest-growing proprietary database of its kind that is further enhanced by a rigorous system of professional event review. This ensures the information drivers and fleet managers receive both in the moment and post-trip cut through the noise and are as precise, relevant and actionable as possible.
*Lytx DriveCam Event Recorder is a driver aid only; and is not a substitute for a safe, conscientious driver. It cannot compensate for a driver that is distracted, inattentive, or impaired by fatigue, drugs, or alcohol. Whether or not the Lytx DriveCam Event Recorder is in use, it is always the responsibility of the driver to take appropriate corrective action. In certain circumstances, the ability for the Lytx Event Recorder to issue a warning may be limited. Never wait for the Lytx DriveCam Event Recorder to provide a warning before taking measures to avoid an accident. Failure to do so can result in severe property damage, serious personal injury, or death.
Lytx is a leading provider of machine vision and artificial intelligence-powered video telematics, analytics, safety, and productivity solutions for commercial, public sector, and field service fleets. Our solutions harness the power of video to empower drivers and fleets to be safer and more efficient, productive and profitable so they can thrive in today’s competitive environment. Our customisable services and programmes span driver safety, risk detection, fleet tracking, compliance, and fuel management. Using the world’s largest driving database of its kind, along with proprietary machine vision and artificial intelligence technology, we help protect and connect thousands of fleets and more than 1.3 million drivers worldwide. For more information on Lytx telematics systems, visit https://www.lytx.co.uk, @LytxUK on Twitter, LinkedIn, our Facebook page or YouTube channel.
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