DriveCam Video Systems, a vehicle safety systems manufacturer, announced Apr. 2 the release of HindSight 20/20,a Windows-based software program that gives commercial fleets the abilityto manage DriveCam recordings and, according to the company, evaluate individual driving performance.
HindSight 20/20 is the management component of DriveCam's Driving FeedbackSystem, which DriveCam says incorporates video technology to improve drivinghabits and reduce the frequency and severity of collisions.
"DriveCam now offers the first driving performance evaluation system thatincorporates actual driving experiences," said Ed Andrew, president ofDriveCam. "From the vehicle, the DriveCam recorder captures what thedriver sees and hears in real driving situations. HindSight 20/20 providesthe management tools to build a database of recordings and analyze thedriving performance of each driver. By automating this performance reviewprocess, it is especially useful for larger fleets."According to DriveCam, thousands of commercial vehicles, including utility fleets, passengertransportation, and service/delivery vans, are currently using DriveCamVideo System's products to improve safety and reduce operating costs.The company claims the Driving Feedback System has been proven to reduce the frequencyand severity of collisions by 30 percent to 50 percent and is endorsedby the insurance industry. "HindSight 20/20 makes it easy to manage DriveCam recordings from my laptopcomputer," said Tim Gotto, safety supervisor for Time Warner in San Diego,who has been beta testing the new software. "It automatically files drivingincidents under each driver and vehicle. When counseling drivers on improvingdriving safety, I use my laptop to review both positive and negative drivingincidents with drivers and their supervisors."HindSight 20/20 features include:Download and Email Transfer: The company says with HindSight 20/20, DriveCam video recordingsare downloaded from the event recorder via a USB cable. Videorecordings of driving events can be emailed as an attachment tocorporate headquarters or an insurance agency. Events can also be emailedto DriveCam experts for further analysis.Video Player and Event Assessment: HindSight 20/20's video player allowssupervisors to view driving events and log them to specific drivers, zoomin for more details or view events frame by frame. They can also enterroad conditions, weather and other observations, and assign severity levelsto events.Integrated Database and Reporting: Fleet managers can monitor and trackthe results of other driver training initiatives, review audit historyand activity logs, maintain a driver and vehicle database, and automaticallycreate individual counseling forms.In addition to HindSight 20/20, the complete Driving Feedback System includesa manager's guide, driver guide, videotape and DriveCam video event recorder.The DriveCam recorder measures G-forces caused by activities such as hardbraking, acceleration, harsh cornering or collisions, which trigger itto save a driving event for later viewing.About DriveCam Video Systems
DriveCam Video Systems develops vehicle safetyproducts and services for commercial fleets. Based in San Diego, thecompany's DriveCam video event recorder is part of a complete DrivingFeedback System used by fleets to promote safety and reduce collisions. According to the company, DriveCam is installed in thousands of vehicles and is endorsed by theinsurance industry. Credits on insurance premiums are available for usersof DriveCam. Additional information is available at www.drivecam.com.