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NetraDyne launches driver-i designed to enhance driver safety


Friday, September 23, 2016
by THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICES

Driver-i focuses on identifying, recognizing and rewarding positive driver performance by empowering fleet leaders with a more robust view of daily events. (Courtesy: NETRADYNE)
Driver-i focuses on identifying, recognizing and rewarding positive driver performance by empowering fleet leaders with a more robust view of daily events. (Courtesy: NETRADYNE)

SAN DIEGO — NetraDyne has launched its initial technology offering of, driver-i, a vision-based platform the company said is designed to enhance driver safety within the commercial vehicle market.

Driver-i focuses on identifying, recognizing and rewarding positive driver performance by empowering fleet leaders with a more robust view of daily events, according to Avneesh Agrawal, NetraDyne's co-founder and CEO.

The platform was developed to capture every moment and aspect of the driving experience, rather than a small sample of time, delivering stronger value to each driver, fleet manager, and the bottom line, he said.

The driver-i platform is an end-to-end IoT (internet of things) system.

It is composed of an intelligent mobile video analytics device and a robust cloud-based fleet safety management center.

The device capabilities include:

  • Dedicated artificial intelligence deep learning TeraFLOP processor
  • Patent-pending four-camera video system offering a driver's perspective with a 360-degree quad-HD field of view
  • High data bandwidth, low latency 4G LTE cellular module with a global coverage footprint

Agrawal said the fleet safety management center is intuitive, full featured and provides near-real time crowd sourcing of driver and vehicle safety event data enabling trend analysis and business intelligence with triggers for organization wide work flow.

“The reasoning and causality of everyday events like following distance, ‘stale’ traffic lights, and the action of other vehicles on the road are computed at the vehicle level, delivering information that is timely and meaningful,” he said. “The driver-i platform provides complete visibility into a fleet. Through the application of artificial intelligence technology, the system identifies and detects images throughout each route and quickly analyzes their impact on the driver's workday.”

NetraDyne had the commercial driver in mind when developing driver-I, Agrawal said, noting that fleet managers are provided additional tools that build strong working relationships with drivers, helping to stabilize fleets, which in turn has a positive impact on the bottom line.

The driver-i's proprietary GreenZone Driver Score provides fleets the ability to see how drivers are tracking against team safety programs and goals.  This unique view offers visibility into positive driving activity, events that were caused by third parties, and notification of at-risk conditions allowing the fleet manager to step in before those events become severe. The GreenZone utility also offers performance-based push notifications so fleet managers can pass along kudos and rewards for excellent driving practices.

“We believe that vision-based solutions are revolutionizing driver analytics by individualizing the driver, leveraging their strengths and identifying best practices,” Agrawal said. “The driver-i platform protects commercial vehicle drivers, which are a fleet's most valuable asset.  Our solution fosters collaboration, recognition, and retention; all of which have a positive influence on a fleet's bottom line.”

Agrawal said the driver-i platform provides fleets with a technology differentiator that analyzes and shares events as they are identified so fleet managers do not have to wait hours or days to address a situation, and can have an immediate outcome on safety.

Founded in 2015, NetraDyne has technology innovation centers in both San Diego and Bangalore, India.

For more information on driver-i, visit www.netradyne.com.

 

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