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CES Focus: Road Safety

Driving in the 21st Century
Aug 15/2018 Published by: Lytx Lytx Telematics

The continued pursuit of vehicle safety and innovation has been driving the emergence of new intelligent transportation systems, making our vehicles smarter and drivers safer. At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas there were some new features for consumer vehicles designed to keep everyone safer on the road.

Here are the top safety technologies from CES we found worth noting —

 

  • Volvo partnered with sports gear maker POC and telecommunications experts at Ericsson to bring the first connected helmet to car technology to this year’s show. The technology establishes 2-way communication to generate proximity alerts to cyclists and Volvo drivers to avoid accidents. The growth of commuters jumping on their bikes to get to work is great for the environment, but mixing bikes with vehicles can be a dangerous recipe on the road. This concept brings awareness and increases safety to both cyclists and drivers.
  • General Motors just announced its adding new features to its OnStar service that claims it can actually analyze a driver’s performance. It will also is supposed to be able to predict when a vehicle’s battery, starter, or fuel pump may fail before leaving a driver stranded.

 

At Lytx, our R&D team works to enhance our DriveCam Program to help commercial drivers be safer and prevent collisions. This past year, we unveiled DC Highway and DC Protect – both optimized versions of our DriveCam Program, which combines data, video and predictive analytics to reduce the number of collisions and save lives. Both of these new programs are tailored to the specific challenges and needs of various fleets across the country.

In 2015, we are working on some exciting new enhancements that will better serve our clients, improve driving behavior, and further reduce collisions before they occur. Stay tuned...


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