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PSV deploys Camera Telematics’ ‘Street Angel’ across 150-strong car and minibus fleet

Taxi rentals and meter fitting company PSV is fitting Camera Telematics’ Street Angel solution on its fleet of 150 cars and minibuses to help improve driver behaviour and bring security against insurance fraud.

(L-R) Shane Hamm, national account manager, Camera Telematics with Stuart Kessie, MD, PSV

The solution was first introduced to the firm by TaxiFair, one of PSV’s insurance providers, and the performance of the solution convinced PSV, which operates in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, to roll it out fleet-wide.

The scalable technology – which is suitable for many types of fleets – ensures that there is a camera in the cab monitoring passenger/driver safety as well as a separate camera that is forward facing and monitors on-the-road driver behaviour. It works by using 4G connectivity to continually record video evidence of a journey and the vehicle’s surroundings on to the internal memory. Accelerometers measure g-force in all directions to detect any

impact or harsh event, including braking, corning and harsh acceleration. When the g-force parameter is breached the device instantly uploads a video clip of the event to the cloud – usually seven seconds leading up to the breach and three seconds after that.

It also generates an instant email alert to the fleet manager notifying them of the event, and including the date, time and vehicle registration, the location and type of event, such as harsh braking or cornering as well as a link that the user can click on and watch the video straight away. The data provides accurate and admissible evidence, should it be required to defend or mitigate an insurance claim.

PSV managing director Stuart Kessie commented: “Partnering with Camera Telematics has ensured that with the implementation of Street Angel, we are confident that we have the most advanced onboard vehicle camera solution available fitted throughout our fleet of vehicles. Street Angel ensures that not only are our drivers safe and accountable but that as a business we are best protected from any potential incidents of insurance fraud.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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.