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Masternaut and SmartWitness to offer integrated telematics and camera technology solution

Aimed at all fleets including grey fleet drivers, the joint offering is said to provide an instant reduction in insurance premiums and offers protection against ‘crash for cash’ schemes and not at fault claims.  

The SmartWitness KP1 camera pairs with Masternaut Connect to provide drivers with court-admissible video evidence of an accident on the Masternaut platform, where data can then be downloaded from the vehicle through an SD card and viewed in HD quality.

The camera records what happens before, during and after an accident and records the driver’s view of the road, the vehicle location, the impact force of the accident and the driving style (speeding, braking, acceleration, cornering).

Teamed with the Masternaut telematics solution, drivers can reap the camera’s benefits as well as improve driver behaviour, cost reduction from managing fuel expenditure, and improved safety through accident reduction.

The camera attaches to the inside of the windscreen with a high strength adhesive pad, and Masternaut can install the camera and the MT400 device at the same time, reducing the time the vehicle spends off-road. 

Alex Rothwell, chief technology officer at Masternaut, said: “The camera evidence provided through the SmartWitness technology is a huge help for drivers who have a vehicle accident, whether it’s for an insurance purposes or defending false claim by another driver. Demand for camera integration in cars, van and lorries is increasing, and we’re glad to deliver further safety enhancements that are both preventative and retrospective by offering integrated SmartWitness cameras to Masternaut customers across the market.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.