Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) recently announced plans to offer a complete factory installed dual camera module from Lytx, a global provider in video telematics solutions, capable of both road- and driver-facing digital video recording, to speed deployment of the risk-mitigating technology to Freightliner and Western Star trucks.
The Lytx camera system is available as an OEM factory install that will lead to reduced upfit time and quicker speed to truck in-servicing. In addition to video capture, the dual camera system incorporates machine vision and artificial intelligence (MV+AI) technology and components of the Lytx Video Safety offering that are proven to help improve unsafe driver behavior, including distraction detection and alerting technology to give fleets peace of mind that drivers are empowered to make safe choices while on the road (subscription required).
Lytx technology, including the dual camera system, is already trusted by more than 4,800 fleets worldwide. Both road-facing and in-cab facing camera technology are proven to reduce unsafe driver behavior.
The camera enclosure utilizes the footprint of the already installed Detroit Assurance system used by Freightliner and Western Star. This minimizes use of windshield real estate and preserves driver line of sight. The Lytx system works well alongside active safety systems also available as options for trucks manufactured by DTNA and complements other camera options available from the company. An active subscription with Lytx is required to use their system and access video footage. Subscription service billing will be handled by Lytx.
Ordering for the Lytx dual camera option will begin later this fall, with the first Lytx-equipped trucks to be built in February 2023 for the Freightliner Cascadia and March 2023 for the Western Star X-Series line of 47X, 49X and 57X models.
Interested customers should connect with their local Freightliner or Western Star dealer to discuss adding the Lytx option to their orders.