SmartWitness launches DVS compliant multi-channel recorder

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SmartWitness is launching a 4G connected four-channel vehicle recorder for Direct Vision Standard (DVS) compliance.

The CP4S, says SmartWitness, is 10 times faster than existing 3G devices with an internal 4G/LTE modem capable of upload speeds of 50 Mbps, and downloads of 100 Mbps.

The improvement in connectivity speeds means that the CP4S is able to stream four video channels simultaneously at 780P and 15 FPS.

The four-channels of video plus an optional monitor offers drivers near 360 degrees of vision around any truck, eliminating blind spots and providing DVS compliance for the current rules.

SmartWitness says that the CP4S also future proofs fleets for proposed changes in legislation in three-year’s time.

SmartWitness EMEA MD Fearghal MacGowan said: “No driver wants to injure a cyclist or pedestrian, but they often lack the visibility they need to drive safely.

“Our solution virtually eliminates driver blind spots which will result in safer driving and fewer fatalities.”

The CP4S is a cloud-connected mini-DVR which provides high resolution visibility and telematics data that provides insights into driving dynamics like harsh braking, cornering and accelerating.

In the event of an incident the CP4S captures the 10 seconds prior to the event, the event itself, and 10 seconds following the incident and automatically uploads all this video and GPS data to the cloud.

The London Direct Vision Standard began being enforced from March 1, with fines of up to £550 for non-compliant vehicles.

Trucks weighing 12 tonnes or more are now required to hold a valid HGV safety permit when operating within Greater London.

The permits are free-of-charge but can only be obtained for vehicles that meet the Direct Vision requirements for visibility.

The standards set out the area surrounding a truck cab the driver must be able to see without using mirrors or cameras, thus improving safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

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