Cloud-connected dash cams allow centralized data collection and give a comprehensive oversight of a vehicle fleet from any remote location with an internet connection. This connectedness provides fleet managers the tools they need to monitor vehicles and drivers on the go, and the data to analyze routes and driver behavior. The combination of these tools gives fleet managers the ability to organize their vehicles and drivers more effectively, improve safety and efficiency, and reduce incidents and liability.
The VIA Mobile360 D700 AI Dash Cam is a smart in-vehicle video telematics device that maintains an internet connection through a 4G LTE mobile connection. The VIA Mobile360 D700 is smart because it is not only a video recorder but also a powerful yet compact computing device. It uses AI technology to analyze vehicle behavior on the go, providing audio alerts to the driver of dangerous situations and behaviors. The video feed can even be broadcast live to the command center. To facilitate the integration of the device with the cloud, we’ve created the VIA Mobile360 Fleet Cloud Management Portal powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). A 30-day free trial of the portal comes with each VIA Mobile360 D700 device you purchase, including 50 hours of live streaming with Amazon KVS.
After the installation of the D700 in the vehicle and setup of the vehicle and driver information is complete, the following fleet information will be available in the online administrative area.
Live tracking (vehicles and drivers)
Dashboard with statistics (fleets, vehicles, and drivers)
Trip history (vehicles and drivers)
Management (fleets, vehicles, and drivers)
The initial setup requires the entry of vehicle data, driver information, and associating the D700 with a particular vehicle. The five steps are outlined in the sections that follow.
You can also watch the video below which follows the same steps highlighted in this article:
Step 1: Fleet Information Setup
Login to the web interface at https://mobile360.viatech.com, and add a fleet. The fleet is a collection of vehicles, you can edit, add, or remove fleets at any time, and you can freely move vehicles between fleets. Fleet information includes the following fields (* = required):
Fleet name* – Unique name for the fleet
Description – Optional brief description of the fleet
Color – Makes fleets easier to identify
Step 2: Vehicle Information Setup
Next, also through the web interface, enter some vehicles into the system. This information applies to the vehicle that the D700 is installed in. The available fields are:
- Vehicle name* – Name used in the cloud management portal Plate number* – License plate number of the vehicle Fleet* – Choose a fleet (added in the previous step) Model – e.g., Toyota Corolla Fuel tank capacity* – Used in fuel consumption calculations Fuel type – Diesel, etc. Vehicle weight* – The weight class of the vehicle Displacement* – Engine capacity Vehicle license* – Image of the vehicle registration document Permitted drivers* – List of drivers permitted to drive the vehicle AI features – Data used for AI calculations
- Vehicle height Distance from camera to the roof Driver side – Right-hand or left-hand drive
Step 3: Register VehicleUse the same administration credentials from the VIA Mobile360 online management system to log in to the Android or iOS app. Tap the “Me” icon in the bottom right of the app. Select the vehicle that you need to register and hold the QR code up to the driver-side camera. When the scan is successful, a message will appear on the phone screen, and the D700 will announce registration completion.
Step 4: Driver Information SetupThe bare minimum information for a driver is their first and last name. With driver information entered, each driver will need to scan their driver ID when starting the vehicle. If a driver doesn’t scan their ID, the system will begin to record them, and an “Unknown Driver” alert will appear in the management area. The following fields are available for each driver.
Emergency contact person
Emergency contact number
Driver license photo
Step 5: Driver Login
The driver can use their credentials to log in to the Mobile360 app on their mobile device. The driver defaults are:
Tap on the “Me” icon in the bottom right, then tap “Fleet Login” which will then present a QR code. Driver QR code scanning is available for two minutes after the vehicle starts. The device will sound a message after a successful scan.
NOTE: The D700 takes a picture of the driver after it starts, so the driver’s identity can be double-verified.
All non-AI features are available for use once the setup steps are complete. AI functions, namely Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, and the Driver Safety System (DSS), require additional setup steps not covered in this article. Until setup, AI components such as collision warnings, lane departure warnings, and other driver safety system functions won’t be available.
You can learn more about the VIA Mobile360 D700 AI Dash Cam here.