AI Technology Is Now Playing A Bigger Role In Driver-facing Camera Surveillance

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DaveW's Comment
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Despite ongoing negative reactions from drivers and opposition from some organizations like the Teamsters Union, the latest innovation in driver assistance technology – machine vision and artificial intelligence – is continuing to make itself known inside a driver's cab.

AI technology is now playing a bigger role in driver-facing camera surveillance

Eugene K.'s Comment
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Open the pod bay doors please, HAL.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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CRST is talking about adding these too. More to spot fatigued drivers "they say" Well, when I can't smoke, or drink coffee while driving I'll be checking out hahahaha

Fatigue does seem to be an issue within, quite a lot have dozed off and went off road. since I've been with them the last 14 months

Last year, 1 driver ran right off into the North Platte River into 4 feet of water. They play this and other such video's in the terminal lobby all the time.

As well as our VP of Operations makes daily youtube videos preaching safety roll overs etc. I know my limits, and when I start to feel like I can't keep my eyes open, my butts finding 1st safe place to park it.....

Haven't had any type of accident in my lifetime of 46 years driving, and sure don't plan to start now in a big rig !!

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Daniel 's Comment
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I have a driver facing LYTX camera in my truck. It doesn't bother me.

The 'right to privacy' argument has no merit because drivers are being paid, they are at work basically.

Anyhow, my LYTX score has been zero since February. It has made me a much better driver.

Jrod's Comment
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Let me start this with: I don't like driver facing cameras, and my company does NOT have them.

I sit in the office all day, so its different, I do get that. There is no camera in my bedroom at home where I live. But while I'm at the office, 60 hours of my week usually, my boss is able to see me, he could stand behind me all day if he was so inclined to do so. I'm constantly able to be monitored on multiple security cameras if my boss so desired to as well. There is no "triggering event" that turns on those cameras, they are always rolling (mostly watching the doors and hallways, but like most businesses, the cameras cover the while inside and outside of the property, including us office drones. I don't live in the office, so I understand it is vastly different than driver cams, and this is a sensitive subject, but I do get it. While I'm working, I have 0 privacy.

Could the cameras be hardwired (by Lynx/Manufacturer) to ONLY be accessible when the driver is listed as "On-Duty" or in the event of an accident?

It seems like its coming (like eLogs) no matter what. We can fight it tooth and nail until we are eventually disappointed and bitter... OR... we can find out how to make it work best for both drivers and bean-counters. Maybe drivers should also have a log-in and have 100% access to all recordings from their truck? Maybe we should be focusing on the fact that taking a drink or having a smoke are NOT activities that are going away, and they need to be 100% acceptable and not held against a driver.

TL;DR - Instead of denying the fact that tomorrow is coming, maybe we should make plans for how to best deal with tomorrow?

Personally, I have always joked that if I was a driver with a Driver Cam, I'd either be constantly naked or wear ridiculous outfits and make sure my nose picking skills were Oscar worthy. (To be fair, I'm sort of a weirdo)

Elog:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Elogs:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

PJ's Comment
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We recently installed the Lytx system. The inward facing is said to be disabled. The tech that installed it put a piece of tape over the inside lens.

These devices are only going to be more prevelant in this industry. Petsonally I have no issues with it, just there. I always drive as safe as possible wether anyone is watching or not.

I got a call from my dm a couple weeks ago and said safety sent him 2 incidents, which were back to back where 2 cars cut in front of me and slammed on their brakes. He watched the incident(s) and said he saw nothing wrong, and my reaction was quick and proper, but safety was going to give me points for it. I told him I wanted to see the video and safety told him I am not allowed to see it. I guess they say you have to have a log into the system, which they will not give to drivers.

I totally disgree with their handling of the situation. I’ve heard nothing further and will not let it bother me. If they take some kind of action against me then I’ll worry about that.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
PackRat's Comment
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We had those same cameras when I was at Knight. I would get called by Safety at least once each week, then instructed how to drive.

I did an experiment one day, only driving 54 mph for 10 hours. For that particular day I was assessed points twice for following too closely ON INTERSTATE 80 IN WYOMING! The safety person I dealt with had never even ridden in a truck. Talking with him was less productive than anything I've ever dealt with.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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