Today we bring our customers fantastic news that the VIA Mobile360 D700 AI Dash Cam has achieved AWS IOT Device certification and AWS KVS certification, the first Dash Cam product to do so. Let’s take a look at what that means, and how it makes the device the perfect tool for fleet management operators who strive to harness the full potential of the technology we have at our disposal.
Fleet Management Re-Imagined
Imagine being a fleet operator with several hundreds, or possibly even thousands of vehicles to manage. Devices like the VIA Mobile360 D700 AI Dash Cam provide you a wholly improved means of managing drivers and fleets on the road, capturing live HD quality video footage of the road in front, as well the driver – ensuring that things are going well behind the wheel and well as in front of it. You also have the means to track the vehicle’s precise location using the device’s integrated GPS module. Managers can now use integrated 4G connectivity to access vehicle location, plus live video streams – all in in real-time. They can also receive alerts to potential issues thanks to an integrated 3-axis G-Sensors that know when a driver has had to slam on the brakes, or make a hard turn.
The infrastructure outlined above is already a world away from the more traditional means of fleet management – the humble CB Radio. But it doesn’t end there. The D700 AI Dash Cam also supports CAN Bus integration, which means the device can access data directly from the vehicle’s own diagnostics system. This gives fleet managers the means to access data regarding vehicle idle time, fuel consumption, average speed, distance traveled and more – a Pandora’s Box of potential data points.
Fleet Management companies in the modern era have the means, and the will to embrace and integrate a great deal of these new and exciting technologies, but are businesses equipped to really benefit from this much data? How can managers possibly navigate thousands of hours of streaming video to find the one moment when a serious incident occurred? How can they work out which vehicles in the fleet are running below optimal fuel efficiency, or which drivers are running the risk of an accident due to insufficient rest?
The answer is in the cloud. Amazon Web Services (AWS) today offer more than simple cloud hosting, they offer businesses the means to get the most from the data so that insights can be gleaned, and operational efficiency can be improved.
Understanding Amazon Kinesis Video Streaming (KVS)
When the engineers here at VIA designed the VIA Mobile360 D700, they were focused on creating a great piece of hardware that would help fulfil the needs of a rapidly evolving sector that includes Taxi Companies, Freight and Haulage companies, Delivery Firms and Law Enforcement agencies and many other businesses with fleets. However, to truly harness the benefits of its technical design, we realized it was also paramount that we offer customers the means to connect to the cloud in the most sophisticated and intelligent way. This is why attaining AWS IoT Core certification, and Kinesis Video Stream certification is such an important step for us.
It not only means that our customers can enjoy easy and painless deployment when using a combination of VIA hardware and AWS cloud hosting, it also enables them to enjoy advanced video playback that includes not just storage of the footage, but automated time indexing, encryption, access control, live on-demand playback and advanced analytics and machine learning thanks to pre-integration with AWS ML and AI services.
Kinesis Video Streams (KVS) greatly enhance the cloud, allowing it to ingest video streams to a reliable data repository with the ability to quickly index, search and retrieve video fragments in real-time. A real game changer for companies and businesses that manage large fleets of vehicles.
By engaging with Amazon to ensure seamless integration with AWS IoT and KVS services, we’re making it easier for our customers to elevate their operational efficiency to the next level.
You can also find the VIA Mobile360 D700 AI Dash Cam here in the AWS Partner Device Catalog.
Learn more about Amazon Kinesis Video Streams here.