Top Product Releases of 2020

January 27, 2021

2020 features

In 2020, Lytx launched a number of features to help fleets respond faster to incredible market pressures and demands. Now more than ever, our products and integrations can help you make the most of your resources and get more done. From new machine vision and artificial intelligence capabilities that can detect distracted and inattentive driving, to custom behaviour scores and valuable enhancements to Fleet Tracking experience with vehicle maintenance insights, Lytx works closely with fleets to help them improve operational efficiency and safety performance.

Here are several of our top features launched in 2020 that help in three critical areas: driver safety and performance, manager efficiency, and fleet versatility.

 

The Driver Experience

Driver-powered safety enhancements in 2020 empowered drivers, operators, and technicians to take control of their own safety and performance. These tools include:

1. IN-CAB ALERTS, POWERED BY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)

To help combat distracted driving and address other high-risk driving behaviours, Lytx AI capabilities provide real-time alerts into risky behaviours such as using handheld devices, inattentive driving, following distance, and not wearing a seat belt. Lytx AI can distinguish the difference between behaviours, for example the audio for smoking and handheld device are different to clearly identify the behaviour being exhibited. These are available with the Lytx DriveCam® SF300 Event Recorder. See how MV+AI can help detect and prevent risk driving in real time.*

Clients can read more about in-cab alerts and road view triggers in the Support Centre.

2. EXPANDED DRIVER ENGAGEMENT TOOLS

Lytx’s driver-powered safety solution enables drivers check in to see their own videos and performance statistics at the end of their trips for a new perspective on past events. Lytx launched Lytx Driver, a dedicated iOS and Android app designed just for drivers to see their events and performance on the go. In addition to being able to log into their web-based Lytx account, fleets can set drivers up to receive automated, weekly emails of their driving performance without requiring a login.

Clients can learn more about the driver app and coaching options in the Support Centre.

3. ESCALATE TO COACHING

Now you can configure your programme to coach the drivers that need more attention. Set your own custom score threshold, and drivers who exceed it will be identified for coaching. This can help you focus on drivers with repeat behaviours and save time on those who are optimal performers.

Clients can read more in the Support Centre.

 

Manager Efficiency

We focused on several features in 2020 that helped fleet managers be more efficient so that they have more bandwidth to respond to changing conditions with greater speed.

4. CONTINUAL BEHAVIOUR REPORTING

Leveraging Lytx's MV+AI technology, continual behaviours provide a new, more holistic view of driving behaviour. While events provide a sampling of behaviour, continual behaviours can reveal extended durations of a behaviour including the total amount of time the driver engaged in the behaviour, as well as the percentage of drive time. This feature is available for clients with SF300 with MV+AI enabled and driver assignment through a dispatch API, Lytx Badge, or one-to-one vehicle assignment.

Clients can read more in the Support Centre.

5. REAL-TIME COLLISION NOTIFICATIONS

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology can help detect suspected collisions automatically and send notifications, helping to give fleets faster visibility to events that might be a collision and allowing managers to take swift action. The AI model is designed to capture a majority of collisions and may also help alert managers to significant non-collision events.**

Clients can read more in the Support Centre.

6. USER INTERFACE (UI) EFFICIENCIES

The Lytx account has seen many updates this year, but two major enhancements to the Lytx account include alerting by group to inform managers of more relevant activities, and bulk editing for more efficient vehicle management.

Clients can learn about managing vehicles and users in the Support Centre.

 

Fleet Versatility

Recognising that fleets need the ability to do more with fewer resources, Lytx develops solutions that could give companies flexibility to reconfigure their priorities as needed – or add new services through more seamless integrations.

7. CUSTOM BEHAVIOUR SCORES

Fleets can customise their behaviour scores at the group level, allowing different groups in their organisation tailor scoring to better meet their needs.

Clients can read more in the Support Centre.

8. CONFIGURABLE EVENT CREATION

Fleets can control when MV+AI events are created to better meet their fleet needs as well as focus on new priorities that emerge as conditions change. For example, managers can establish thresholds for when they want drivers to be notified of risks, such as when mobile phone use exceeds a certain number of times or a percentage of a single trip.

Clients can learn about configurable event creation based on alerts or percentage of trip in the Support Centre.

9. VIDEO BROWSE IN FLEET TRACKING

Lytx Fleet Tracking Service now includes Video Browse. Video Browse integrates telematics information, including location, speed, and links to video directly from the fleet tracking map.

10. FLEET TRACKING MAP AND GEOFENCING ENHANCEMENTS

Several improvements were made to optimise the performance and usability of the Fleet Tracking map. Speed was greatly improved and the ability to process data to display several thousand vehicles at the same time has been added. Clients can customise geofences and making them any size or shape or colour and configure notifications to send a notification when a vehicle enters or exits the boundary.

While 2020 was a historic year, we at Lytx look forward to working even harder in 2021 to ensure that we continue to innovate ways that deliver value, while offering flexible, configurable solutions that our clients need as the industry evolves. 

Clients can read more in the monthly release notes and product updates available in the Support Centre.

Stay tuned for more updates from Lytx as we have an exciting 2021 ahead!