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Real-time accident camera system launched by Roadsense

Dubbed Roadwatch Live, the system uses on-board, non-volatile memory and it immediately records and simultaneously sends video of events such as accidents, harsh cornering, braking and acceleration to the Roadsense servers from where they can be immediately viewed.

It provides real-time incident notification to users and uses a dedicated Roadsense system module that allows it to be deployed as a stand-alone system with instant access to pre and post event video footage, or as a fully-integrated part of the Roadsense telematics system. Either option provides reports detailing the captured events showing the time, location and telemetry data, together with the ability to drill-down to view the video footage in just one click.

When integrated into the Roadsense telematics platform, it can also provide footage of events monitored by the on-board telematics system such as speeding, door openings or on entering specific locations. In addition it provides driver behaviour information that is used to populate the Roadsense safety module, providing information to help improve driving styles and reduce fuel use, maintenance costs and emissions. 

Andrew Tillman, managing director of Roadsense, said: “The industry is realising the limitations of SD based-cameras. While they are great value for smaller fleets, SD cards were never designed for continuous long-term recording. The management of the cards can become overwhelming for fleet managers of mid to large size fleets as the cards require frequent maintenance to ensure their integrity, otherwise there is a real risk of the footage you need not being there. 

“Our new Roadwatch Live system overcomes these limitations and provides the highest reliability camera system available, with many additional features that give value over and above a simple accident camera. The fact that there is no need to access the vehicle to retrieve the video footage saves time and uncertainty and allows proof of liability to be determined quickly and reliably.”

For more information visit http://www.roadsense.co.uk/vehicle-cameras/

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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. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.