PeopleNet’s video intelligence platform has the option of using multiple cameras around the vehicle.

Fortune Transportation, a Minnesota-based refrigerated carrier, is deploying the Trimble Video Intelligence system in its fleet of 135 trucks with forward, side and rear-facing cameras to provide a 360-degree view.

Fortune found itself experiencing challenges with an existing video system, which propelled it to change. The company was already using a set of Trimble fleet mobility technology with an Android operating system and LTE connectivity before deciding to add Video Intelligence.

“Our previous video solution would capture videos at four frames per second, which made them difficult to interpret when captured on a truck moving down the road at highway speeds,” said Kent Kelly, general manager for Fortune Transportation. “Trimble Video Intelligence has hit the sweet spot with 12 frames per second, giving us a manageable video file size and a clear perspective that provides the context to potentially exonerate a driver in the event of an accident.”

Trimble’s Video Intelligence gathers videos triggered by company-controlled settings for sudden acceleration and hard braking, among other behaviors, that require attention.

“Pairing Video Intelligence with our other Trimble products allows us to get the best of both platforms,” said Kelly, who believes the technology will better identify fleet-wide trends and enhance coaching opportunities for increasing safety.

“Since launching Video Intelligence nearly three years ago, we have continued to evolve our solutions to help fleets reach new levels of safety and liability protection,” said Jim Angel, vice president of Trimble Video Intelligence Solutions. “We look forward to working with Fortune to help them utilize our platform to better protect the company in the event of an accident and to improve safety on the road for all drivers.”

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