Onboard technology from Lytx is now available on all model-year 2022 or newer Volvo trucks as a factory-installed option. The Lytx DriveCam event recorder will help to monitor and evaluate driver performance by accurately identifying behaviors such as failure to wear a seatbelt, following distance, and lane departure.
Lytx designed the windshield-mounted system to help improve driver safety, operational efficiency, and DOT compliance and serves as a tool for driver training. According to Lytx, it can also assist in defending professional drivers when accidents occur due to other road users.
“The telematics of the Lytx DriveCam can be configured to meet a wide range of needs, from a single owner-operator to a complete fleet management solution,” said Eliot Feldstein, senior vice president, corporate development at Lytx. “Our onboard vehicle technology enables Volvo Trucks to further raise the bar when it comes to innovation and safety options for its customers in the heavy duty trucking industry.”
Lytx DriveCam prep kit includes the full wiring package, and additional accessories can be purchased directly from the supplier. With a unique understanding of the needs of fleet owners, Volvo Trucks has stated that its priority is reducing installation time in order to get new trucks on the road faster.
“Advanced video telematics are an important extension of Volvo Trucks’ industry-leading safety offerings, which can help improve a fleet’s safety score,” said Ashley Murickan, product marketing manager at Volvo Trucks North America. “This in-cab technology not only helps with driver training and improving accident avoidance, but it also provides critically important information when accidents do occur.”