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Idelic and Lytx integrate driver safety technology

  • September 14, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

US companies Idelic and Lytx have integrated their driver management and telematics platforms to help fleets manage safety.

Pennsylvania-based Idelic’s Safety Suite is a driver management platform for improving fleet safety, and California firm Lytx provides video telematics, analytics, productivity and safety products for commercial, public sector and service fleets.

Together, they aim to empower drivers and fleet managers with insights and a seamless, centralised and comprehensive view of driver safety.

Lytx has an array of customisable fleet management products and services powered by the DriveCam event recorder. Its proprietary machine vision and artificial intelligence technology can identify and alert drivers to risky driving behaviour with above 95% accuracy.

The company joins other third-party fleet systems consolidated into Idelic’s Safety Suite to help managers use their data, better understand the risk in their fleets, and proactively predict and prevent crashes. Current Idelic integrations span asset management, electronic logging devices, personnel, training, citations and violations, applicant tracking, and recruiting and pre-hire resources, to help trucking fleets streamline and optimise their technology deployments.

“The data collected by Lytx are an essential part of the overall equation for understanding driver risk,” said Hayden Cardiff, founder and co-CEO of Idelic. “By incorporating driving behaviours observed both inside and outside of the vehicle via Lytx’s DriveCam with the broader out-of-cab insights within Safety Suite, such as job history, CSA scores, insurance information, test results, training and more, we can accurately contextualise risk through our AI-based analytics, adding significant value to our joint customers.”

Through this integration, those using Safety Suite alongside Lytx’s driver safety programme will be able to connect their video telematics data automatically from Lytx to Safety Suite. By combining the video-based insights uncovered by Lytx’s video telematics technology with Idelic’s data organisation, AI and predictive analytics for overall driver risk, fleets can unlock a comprehensive understanding of their driver safety programmes and make more proactive and data-driven decisions.

“At Lytx, it’s our dream that no commercial driver is ever the cause of a collision,” said Frank Schneider, director of integration partnerships at Lytx. “We help drivers recognise and improve their performance behind the wheel through both real-time alerts and self-coaching opportunities after the fact. Fleet managers are then able to more effectively focus their attention on the smaller percentage of drivers who are creating real risk for their fleet, ultimately reducing both collisions and claims costs. Through this integration with Idelic, our joint customers will be able to seamlessly access these industry-leading video-based driver safety insights from Lytx alongside other essential driver information from Idelic, drastically cutting down the number of programmes a fleet or safety manager have to juggle each day so they can be as efficient and effective as possible.”

Transportation Commodities, a fleet with more than 2000 vehicles servicing retail, manufacturing, food service and general commodities, among other clients, has been using the Idelic-Lytx integration for a more comprehensive view of fleet safety.

The integration is accessible to joint Idelic and Lytx customers.