The Best Truck driver monitoring System
A truck driver monitoring system is primarily used to reduce accidents caused by fatigue, drowsiness, and distraction. However, they can also be used to improve other aspects. In this article, you will learn about how the YUWEI truck driver monitoring system works and why it should be implemented as soon as possible.
The larger the truck, the greater the risk
Heavy commercial vehicles such as semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, or tankers pose significant risks to public safety. Due to the large size and weight of these vehicles, even a small mistake by the driver can lead to serious consequences. These are some of the most important risks that need to be addressed, especially for truck drivers:
The more time drivers spend on the road, the more likely they are to be distracted by other activities. Another NHTSA study found that 3,142 people died in distraction-related accidents in 2020. Using a phone or eating while driving are the most common reasons for such accidents. Since truck drivers cover longer distances than regular drivers, they are more likely to urgently check their phone or grab a snack while driving. However, doing so when operating a large vehicle can be even more dangerous.
Since truck drivers spend more time on the road than regular drivers, they are naturally more prone to fatigue or drowsiness. According to research, drowsy driving can have similar effects on the body as drunk driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 633 people died in fatigue-related driving accidents in 2020. In addition, the AAA Foundation found that over 10% of all reported accidents were caused by drowsy driving. Their conclusion is that this phenomenon is seriously underreported because it is difficult to identify after an accident has occurred.
Truck driver monitoring will become mandatory in 2024
Therefore, strict safety requirements have been established to ensure the safe and responsible operation of heavy commercial vehicles. One of the latest such requirements is the Advanced Driver Distraction Warning (ADDW) directive. As part of the European General Safety Regulation DDR (Driver Distraction and Drowsiness Recognition) safety measures, it aims to reduce road accidents and injuries caused by driver distraction.
How the truck driver monitoring system works
In general, driver monitoring technology uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze driver behavior and look for signs of fatigue, distraction, or any type of visual impairment. If the AI system detects any type of dangerous behavior by the driver, it triggers an alert, such as an indicator light or warning sound on the dashboard. It can also automatically activate safety features, such as slowing down the vehicle.
Here is our truck monitoring system configuration diagram, which monitors the driver's status through multiple auxiliary cameras, providing auxiliary driving and reminder functions:
|Forward collision warning||Fatigue driving warning||Hands off the steering wheel||Right Blind Spot Detection|
|Proximity warning||Distracted driving warning||Mobile phone usage detection||Blind Spot Alarm|
|Lane departure warning||Smoking warning||Seat belt detection||Audio-Visual Warning|
|Solid line crossing warning||Camera obstruction|
|Pedestrian collision warning (optional)||Phone usage warning|
|Leaving driver's line of sight|
|Active photography function|
- Advanced Driving Assistance Systems: Disman, Hode, BSD
- Front collision warning, fatigue driving warning, hands leaving the steering wheel, right blind spot detection
- Approach warning, distracted driving warning, mobile phone usage detection, blind spot alarm
- Lane departure warning, smoking warning, seat belt detection, audiovisual warning
- Solid line intersection warning, camera obstruction
- Pedestrian collision warning (optional), telephone usage warning
- Leaving the driver's line of sight, active photography function, driver identification
In addition, our system includes the following features:
GPS trip monitoring:
- Online GPS positioning
- Driver identification
- Real-time motion monitoring
- Overview and statistics of trips
- Electronic travel logs
- Online vehicle status and operating parameters
- Journey monitoring and archiving
- Driver identification
- Online driver status management
- Reading and transmitting data from driver cards
- Remaining work potential of drivers
- Overview of activity and rest time
- Road inspections without charge or sanction
- Registered and exported in accordance with legal requirements
- Easier evaluation and trip planning for control center operators
- Automatic calculation of daily allowances
- Simple salary processing
- Electronic travel logs
- Service billing based on correct transportation documents
- Vehicle cost management: fuel, maintenance, insurance, etc.
- Oil level measurement in the tank
- Tank safety
- Overview of fuel consumption
- Analysis and calculation of fuel consumption based on job nature
- Consumption and fuel status of FMS
- Every action in the fuel tank is recorded even when the engine is turned off
- Prevention of loss and theft
- Trigger an alert when suspicious levels drop
- Import data from fueling files
In a world where fleets and commercial vehicles play an indispensable role in our daily lives, the implementation of driver monitoring systems is no longer a luxury, but rather an essential hardware facility for fleets to consider safety. YUWEI's truck driver monitoring system can help track and manage large fleets and is your first choice.