The combination of video and big data, called video intelligence, has already transformed several industries. Commercial transportation could be next.
Fleet owners in this high-risk, low-margin industry see the technology as a way to protect themselves and their drivers from the ever-present threat of litigation.
The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute — a leader in truck-related crash research — studied 8,309 fatal car-truck crashes to determine fault. Car drivers were assigned fault 81 percent of the time versus 27 percent for truck drivers. Without video evidence, the odds are unlikely to be this favorable towards trucks.