Hydro Cleansing is fitting Vision Track’s vehicle camera and telematics solution to its fleet to improve cyclist and driver safety.
Vision Track’s flagship VT2000 3G camera with built-in telematics is being installed alongside high definition side and rear facing cameras in all the cleaning company’s vehicle range, from small tankers and road sweepers to Europe’s largest vacuum recycling unit, known as the Terminator.
The Terminator alone is being fitted with 14 cameras, providing 360 degree video coverage, and is currently on display at The Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham.
The VT2000 connects with Vision Track’s cloud-based ‘big data’ tracking platform where G-Force, GPS and video data are all recorded in real-time and available on demand to managers for analysis and driver training. This combined camera telematics solution has allowed Hydro Cleansing to move away from having two different providers for visual and statistical fleet information.
Steve Hoad, owner of Hydro Cleansing, said: “We have been able to switch from using separate telematics and camera systems to just one. VisionTrack provides an all-encompassing solution, making it easier for us to monitor driving behaviours through one platform.”
With a fleet operating predominantly in cities and built-up locations, cameras are essential according to Hoad, especially when it comes to cyclists.
He said: “While there are many benefits to us having cameras, a key factor is cyclist safety. The 360° vision provided by the cameras ensures that our vehicles are cycle friendly and means drivers always know when it’s safe to move.”
The VT2000 streams footage using advanced technology that reduces the amount of data needed to send snapshot video, meaning a 10-second clip can be transferred in under 350kB. It also has a built-in 3G machine-to-machine (M2M) module and GPS and GLONASS for improved location accuracy.
Simon Marsh, Vision Track’s managing director, said: “Hydro Cleansing understands the importance of these cameras, which are vital in supporting drivers operating in busy urban areas to minimise incident risks.
"The VT2000, used with our other cameras, will give Steve and his team total visibility of their fleet and instant access to all the data they need in one place. It is this type of technology and a commitment from fleets that will help to reduce road incidents.”