Trucking news and briefs for Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021:
FMCSA virtual forum focusing on upcoming research, tech initiatives
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Office of Analysis, Research and Technology (ART) will host a free virtual forum on March 10 highlighting its safety activities and priorities for the year as well as current and upcoming ART activities.
The program, which will be held from 1-5 p.m. Eastern, will feature a keynote address by FMCSA Acting Administrator Meera Joshi, followed by presentations from agency senior leadership, ART staff, and leading industry researchers on a variety of important subjects.
Topics will include a summary of priorities for 2021 from Joshi, trends in commercial motor vehicle safety, agency enforcement efforts, policy concerning automated trucks, and ART research activities. In-depth presentations on ongoing research efforts will address the Tech-Celerate Now Program and the Large Truck Crash Causal Factors Study.
Rebecca Brewster, president and COO of the American Transportation Research Institute, will speak on current and upcoming industry research.
Those interested in attending the virtual forum can register online. Attendees will be able to submit questions during the event.
Konexial launches new My20 dashcams
Konexial this week launched its new My20 LogiCam Ai video management system that integrates road- and driver-facing cameras with live telemetry data to create a system to detect, correct and prevent accidents. The system is powered by artificial intelligence and computer vision technology through Konexial’s partnership with HD Fleet.
My20 LogiCam Ai captures events on the road and in the vehicle with crisp HD video footage and can be accessed anytime through the My20 Fleet application. My20 LogiCam Ai’s advanced video telematics system is integrated with My20 Fleet’s Edge Computing architecture to ensure the system never goes out of service and maintains constant connection to the driver. My20 analyzes all data, algorithms and logic within the cab on iOS and Android platforms.
“By automatically identifying sudden acceleration, sharp turns and severe braking, My20 LogiCam Ai helps fleets avoid preventable collisions and correct risky driving behaviors while they are happening,” said Ken Evans, CEO, Konexial. “My20 LogiCam Ai is the next addition to our My20 Fleet Edge Computing platform. Konexial is all about connecting the greatest technologies into a single, comprehensive user experience.”
The new system features advanced dashcam technology including machine learning and artificial intelligence providing detailed analytics and real-time visibility into fleet performance, giving carriers of all sizes valuable data to help increase safety.