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PeopleNet introduces wireless trailer backup camera for trucks and trailers

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PeopleNet has added a wireless trailer backup camera to its Video Intelligence solution, to automatically pair with tractors to stream live video in-cab. The Video Intelligence solution, which also includes forward and side-facing cameras, now allows fleets to use 360 degrees of video data. PeopleNet’s Video Intelligence Solution triggers video from company-controlled settings from a truck’s Onboard Event Recording (OER), augmenting traditional driver and truck analytics with onboard event recording.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), nearly 17% of all fatal truck-car collisions in 2015 were the result of a passenger vehicle rear-ending a large truck. In that same time period there were 25 fatal truck-related accidents that were a result of starting or backing up improperly. With the introduction of the trailer camera, PeopleNet Video Intelligence provides users with visual information in the case of a rear-end accident. It also provides drivers with enhanced visibility to prevent a potential accident from occurring in the first place.

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PeopleNet’s Video Intelligence backup camera is powered by the anti-lock braking system (ABS) of the trailer and uses a transmitter to automatically pair it to any tractor equipped with a PeopleNet Video Intelligence receiver. This pairing also allows for wireless streaming of live video on an in-cab display when the vehicle is in reverse, reducing blind spots for the driver. Because the system is not battery-powered, it never needs to be charged.

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