Camera Telematics recently announced that Driver ID functionality has been added to Street Angel, its onboard video-evidence data recorder.
With the addition of Driver ID, it’s now possible to separate driver and vehicle data to better understand the movements and actions of individual drivers – whatever vehicle they’re operating. The solution allows companies to identify which driver is operating a vehicle at all times and report on all of the vehicles that have been operated by a particular driver.
The feature is particularly suited to businesses that operate a pool of fleet vehicles across multiple employees, Camera Telematics noted.
Street Angel’s Driver ID works via a unique key fob given to drivers who, upon starting the engine, need to tap their key fob on the card reader installed on the dashboard, which connects to Street Angel via Bluetooth. If the driver doesn’t tap the key fob on the card reader, a warning notification will sound. If the vehicle begins a journey without the appropriate activation, the fleet manager will receive an email warning that the vehicle is in transit, according to the company.
Street Angel delivers fleet operators first-notification-of-loss (FNOL) data in the event of an accident or incident on the road, reducing the cost of claims and protecting the business and drivers against insurance fraud.
Using 4G connectivity, Street Angel continually transmits data associated with vehicle speed, GPS position and shock-axis sensor to a designated SSL encrypted server, ensuring data is safe and secure. In the event of a collision, the unit automatically transmits all of its data for that event. The data is accurate and admissible evidence, should it be required to defend or mitigate an insurance claim, according to the company.
“The addition of Driver ID functionality for Street Angel provides fleet operators with added security when it comes to protecting drivers as well as safeguarding the image and reputation of the business whilst the vehicles are on the road,” said Mark Stamper, group managing director at Camera Telematics. “Street Angel not only delivers fleet operators peace of mind in ensuring safer driving and complete protection against fraudulent insurance claims, but also the reassurance of having the most advanced onboard vehicle camera available, which unlike other cameras, uniquely delivers all the features required on one device.”