Lytx says it captured and processed a company-record 15 million driving events during the summer months, with data revealing that drivers not wearing seatbelts and following too closely were the most common risky behaviors.
The company provides machine vision and artificial intelligence (MV+AI) powered video telematics safety solutions for commercial fleets. Lytx says the data captured daily by its DriveCam Event Recorders during the record-breaking months of June, July and August helped empower drivers and fleets with the information they need to take safety and productivity to new levels.
And with each new video clip reviewed and processed, Lytx’s AI algorithms become more nuanced and accurate in identifying high-risk driving behaviors in real time, the company said, enabling a safer and more productive future for fleets and drivers. With more than 160,000 new driving events captured every 24 hours, Lytx clients benefit from a reliable and expansive data set to help them detect and reduce high-risk driving behaviors.
The MV+AI technology triggers in-cab alerts that help drivers recognize their own risky driving habits and self-correct in the moment. This results in drivers taking greater accountability over improving their safety and compliance, while immediately reducing risk. For events that require additional coaching or drivers who may require further attention, Lytx offers a prescriptive coaching solution for driver self-coaching, engaging with their managers remotely or reviewing events together in person.
Lytx says its clients coached 3 million risky driving events this summer.
“Lytx’s scale and enduring commitment to customer-centered innovation has allowed us to create the best edge-detection and alerting technology in the industry,” said Brandon Nixon, Lytx chairman and CEO. “This powerful combination of real-time alerts and escalation options for hands-on coaching via our best-in-class Driver Safety Program creates a positive experience that makes it fast and easy for drivers to improve their own performance, while giving management the data-driven reports they need to monitor progress and intervene if needed.
“For more than 20 years, we’ve been designing our products and services to offer the best and most flexible video solutions available to fleet and drivers, whether they’re seeking in-cab risk alerting for driver self-correction or our full driver coaching workflow for manager escalation. We’re proud to use video for good as a way to empower thousands of fleets and millions of drivers so that no commercial driver is ever the cause of a collision.”
After reviewing the 3 million risky driving events captured this summer, Lytx identified the top five most common risky behaviors, and driver unbelted and unsafe following distance accounted for a combined 54% of the top five.
“Seatbelt use continues to stand out as both a top behavior fleets are actively looking to address and one that drivers continue to struggle with, despite the inherent dangers and risk of policy violations and citations,” said Del Lisk, Lytx’s vice president of safety services. “Drivers cited for not wearing a seatbelt are 3.4% more likely to get into a collision, and remains a priority for nearly every driver and fleet. Because of this, seatbelt use is one of eight behaviors we proactively issue in-cab alerts for, helping drivers to self-correct in real-time.”