Zonar announced Zonar Coach, a video-based coaching solution that leverages G-sensor based event detection and automatic video capturing technology. Coach is an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) that identifies proper and risky driving behavior and provides instruction to drivers in real time to help prevent accidents, improve driver efficiency and maintain compliant vehicle operation, the company said.
According to “Leveraging Large Truck Technology and Engineering to Realize Safety Gains,” a report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, equipping large trucks with lane-departure warning and video-based onboard safety monitoring systems can help prevent nearly 70,000 crashes each year. Coach provides live, non-invasive in-cab voice event notifications to the Zonar Connect tablet when a driver exhibits potentially risky behavior like exceeding posted speed limits, tailgating, lane drifts, missing stop signs and other driving events. It automatically captures video or images of driving events including location data so drivers can refer to and learn from their record in the future. After completing a drive, drivers can also access their scorecard on the Connect where they are rated for each event type.
Fleet managers can access data from Coach through Zonar’s Ground Traffic Control web portal. They can also set thresholds and notifications for their fleet’s behavior based on criteria they determine most critical to their operations. Fleet operators are also able to see the same video and scorecard that drivers view on their tablet.