Ford Pro Teams with Lytx on Video Telematics

Jan. 26, 2024
Other software and technologies have also been integrated into Ford Pro Intelligence.

Fleet asset managers have access to new software and technology features from Ford Pro, including fully integrated video telematics using a Lytx dashcam. The cloud-connected dashcam is integrated into the Ford Pro Intelligence platform.

Two lenses capture road-facing and in-cab footage. It delivers insights based on the customer’s Ford Pro telematics subscription level and business needs. That data is stored within the Ford Pro Intelligence platform for 30 days, where customers can retrieve and view it at any moment within that time frame.

The dashcam’s outward-facing lens records footage that can potentially provide important evidence in the case of an on-the-job incident. It can also capture context related to vehicle alerts or driving events, such as harsh braking to help avoid a road hazard. This footage can be used to coach drivers on compliant driving habits and potentially strengthen cases against insurance claims.

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The driver-facing lens captures behavior such as smoking, drinking, or cell phone usage to observe and potentially help correct and minimize distracted driving. Events like speeding, airbag deployment, or failure to wear a seatbelt will trigger the system to begin recording. The driver can also manually begin a recording when needed.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of Ford Pro’s next generation of cloud-connected fleet technologies,” said Adam McCarty, Senior Vice President at Lytx.

“Both Ford Pro and Lytx are united in our commitment to help customers optimize their fleet investments, help encourage better driving, and protect against loss,” said Adam McCarty, SVP at Lytx, in a statement. “Through continued innovation on our Lytx Vision Platform, we look forward to providing the Ford Pro team with groundbreaking tools to help fleets drive operational excellence.”

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Ford Pro’s commercial solutions pull connected vehicle data and integrate it seamlessly into the Ford Pro Intelligence platform.

“Fleet managers have more to deal with than ever: managing fleets; maximizing uptime; and minimizing the risks of accidents to drivers, vehicles, and their business,” said Dave Prusinski, general manager of Ford Pro integrated services, in a statement. “Ford Pro Intelligence, now with video telematics, gives fleet managers more visibility and control over what’s happening inside the cabin and on the road. It’s like having a coach in the passenger seat.”

Other new integration features coming from Ford Pro includes Vehicle Motion Inhibit Control and Fleet Start Inhibit.

Upfit Integration System (UIS) is currently available and aids upfitting by eliminating the need for aftermarket modules, hard switches, and secondary control panels. Vehicle Motion Inhibit Control will allow upfitters to create logic to prevent the vehicle from being shifted into gear while powered upfit equipment is deployed. Sub Compartment Lock, another new feature, enables drivers to use a touchscreen button, door code, or key fob to lock and unlock compartments in which equipment or cargo is secured.

Fleet Start Inhibit uses embedded vehicle technology and the Ford Pro Telematics dashboard to let fleet managers remotely disable the start on their vehicles. Managers can create recurring and one-time schedules or send inhibit and de-inhibit commands remotely to secure fleet vehicles from unauthorized use.

About the Author

Rod Sutton

I have served as the editorial lead of Construction Equipment magazine and since 2001. 

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