National Express Deploys the Lytx DriveCam Programme to Safeguard Its Coach Drivers and Passengers


~ Leading Coach Transport Provider Leverages Lytx’s Video-Based Driver Safety Technology to Help Improve Driver Behaviour and Reduce Near Collisions ~

September 30, 2015 – London, UK – Lytx, Inc., today announced its Lytx DriveCam™ Programme is being utilised by National Express coach fleet in a multi-year contract.

National Express – the largest UK coach operator – is fitting the Lytx technology to its fleet of 720 vehicles after trialing the Lytx DC Enterprise™ Programme, which works by using video capture, predictive analytics, driver coaching, and a comprehensive managed service, in order to better protect its drivers and passengers by improving driving and road safety across the network.

The Lytx DriveCam system records both the road and the driver’s actions, and transmits video clips for review when certain events occur, such as hard braking. These clips are reviewed by Lytx trained experts and relevant ones are sent to National Express to be used for driver training. This allows driving standards and behaviours to be continuously improved. The system also helps protect drivers by providing a clear picture of incidents when they occur.

National Express’ decision to work with Lytx reflects the company’s longstanding reputation and its continual focus on safety and bringing in the latest cutting-edge safety technology.

The UK’s largest coach operator was awarded top marks of 96 percent – the highest mark ever given on a first audit by the British Safety Council (BSC). The company also gained five out of five stars and an “Excellent” rating for its approach to safety management as a result of the review.

National Express UK Coach Service Delivery Director Kevin Gale commented: “At National Express we place the safety of our drivers, passengers, and other road users first and above all else. We continually look for ways to refine and improve our safety procedures, which led us to the Lytx DriveCam Programme. And we’re pleased that our team has embraced it as part of their ongoing commitment to making our company a safe place to work.”

“Safety is at the heart of the National Express culture and their leadership has shown a commitment to continuous improvement, making the company a great fit for the Lytx DriveCam Programme,” said Damian Penney, Lytx Europe Ltd.’s VP & General Manager. “They have a highly collaborative approach to planning and programme oversight and strong execution of organisational change management.”

Lytx DriveCam Safety Programmes help to identify and mitigate the causes of incidents and collisions using a patented video event recorder, expert review and proprietary analytics to capture and help correct risky driving habits. The DriveCam Programme delivers critical online tools and techniques to improve safety, performance, and fuel management. Automatic upload of event footage, over the air updates to technology and Lytx event review makes the Lytx DriveCam Programme operationally efficient for National Express. The intended outcome: bottom-line results via safer, more efficient drivers who are protected from wrongful blame.

About National Express Coach Division

National Express UK Coach is the largest operator of scheduled coach services in the UK. The business operates high frequency services linking around 900 destinations across the country. We are the UK partner in the Eurolines network which serves over 500 destinations across Europe and North Africa. The Kings Ferry is also part of the UK Coach business and is a long established provider of commuter coach travel services in London and the south of England. National Express Coaches is part of National Express Group, a leading transport provider delivering services in the UK, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America and the Middle East. Every year more than 845 million journeys are made on our buses, trains, light rail services and coaches.

About Lytx

At Lytx we harness the power of data to change human behaviour and help good companies become even better. Our flagship product, Lytx™ DriveCam® sets the standard for driver safety in the industries we serve. We protect more than 1,300 commercial and government fleet clients worldwide who drive billions of miles. Our clients realize significant ROI by lowering operating and insurance costs, while achieving greater efficiency and compliance. Most of all, we strive to help save lives – on our roads and in our communities, every day. Lytx Europe Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lytx Inc. and is privately held with offices in London and headquarters in San Diego. For more information, visit, @LytxUK on Twitter, or on our YouTube channel.