What unsafe behaviors does Motive monitor through Dashcam and Vehicle Gateway?

     

    Audience Fleet Managers, Fleet Admins
    Applies To Fleet Dashboard

     

    Introduction

    Motive detects unsafe driving behaviors from the AI and Smart Dashcams in addition to the Vehicle Gateway. Read below to learn how Motive defines each unsafe behavior.

     

    How does detecting unsafe behaviors help you

    • Reduce liability on the road with increased visibility into unsafe behavior for each driver
    • Coach effectively with video evidence
    • Plan proper training for drivers to improve their performance
    • Improve overall company performance

     

    Unsafe behaviors overview

    Motive divides unsafe behaviors into 4 main categories:

    (Click on the name of the category or behavior to jump to more detail)

    Behavior Category Definition Behaviors

    Traffic Signals & Signs

    Violations of posted signs and signals in local, state, or federal jurisdictions.
    Core Risk

    Fundamental driving principles with high correlation to accidents.

    Awareness Driver conduct that can potentially impact their driving.
    Harsh Driving Behaviors generated due to sudden changes in direction and speed.

     

    Traffic Signals & Signs

    Ran red light

    When a driver is observed to be running a red light or stopping far beyond the intersection line while the stop light is red, the video is marked as ‘Ran red light’ by our Safety Team.

     

    Stop sign violation

    When approaching a stop sign, Motive generates a stop sign violation event if the vehicle speed doesn’t go below 6 mph within 7 seconds of the stop sign no longer be visible to the Dashcam

    The same definition is used to determine when to alert the driver via an in-cab alert through the AI Dashcam. 

    Event detection & in-cab alerts can be configured, learn more.

     

    Speeding over posted

    Speeding over posted occurs when a driver exceeds the posted speed limit on a road for a specified duration. By default, Motive generates a speeding event when the vehicle exceeds 6 mph over the posted speed limit for more than 1 minute. 

    The same definition is used to determine when to alert the driver via an in-cab alert through the SmartDC or AI Dashcam. 

    Event detection & in-cab alerts can be configured, learn more.

     

    Speeding over policy

    Speeding over posted occurs when a driver exceeds your company's maximum speed policy. By default, Motive generates an in-cab alert when the vehicle exceeds 75 mph and can be configured up to a maximum of 100 mph. Events are not generated in the Motive dashboard for speeding over policy.

    In-cab alerts can be configured, learn more.

     

    Core Risk

    Unsafe lane change

    When a driver changes lanes in an unsafe manner, an event is generated as ‘Unsafe lane change’. Motive detects unsafe lane changes when the driver makes a lane change and has a following distance of 0.5 seconds or less, within a period of 5-seconds while traveling at 35 mph or above.

    The same definition is used to determine when to alert the driver via an in-cab alert through the AI Dashcam. 

    Event detection & in-cab alerts can be configured, learn more.

     

    Close following

    When a driver is observed as not maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle in front, an event is generated as Close following. Motive defines close following when the driver has a following distance of 0.7 seconds or less and is maintained for at least 15 seconds above 35 mph. 

    The same definition is used to determine when to alert the driver via an in-cab alert through the AI Dashcam.

    Event detection & in-cab alerts can be configured, learn more.

     

    Lane cutoff

    When another vehicle enters a driver's lane, cutting them off and increasing the risk of a potential forward collision, our Safety Team marks the video as 'Lane Cutoff'. This scenario is usually observed alongside the detection of other unsafe behaviors such as close following or hard braking, indicating that the driver may have responded appropriately to changing road conditions by creating sufficient space between their vehicle and the one ahead.

     

    Awareness

    Distraction

    When the driver is not fully attentive to what’s happening on the road, an event is generated as Distraction. There are different kinds of distractions including visual (not looking at the road), manual (not keeping hands on the steering wheel) or cognitive (take the mind off of driving) distraction. An event is generated when the driver is looking down for at least 5 seconds above 25 mph.

    The same definition is used to determine when to alert the driver via an in-cab alert through the AI Dashcam.

    Event detection & in-cab alerts can be configured, learn more.

     

    Drowsiness

    When the driver seems to be sleeping behind the wheel, or his head is dropping to the sides in drowsiness, yawning, or blinking too frequently, the video is marked as ‘Drowsiness’ by our Safety Team. 

     

    Smoking

    Videos are marked as ‘Smoking’ when the driver is holding, smoking, or lighting a cigarette or vape. 

     

    Cell phone usage

    Cell phone usage is triggered whenever a driver uses a phone for at least 5 seconds above 25 mph.

    The same definition is used to determine when to alert the driver via an in-cab alert through the AI Dashcam.

    Event detection & in-cab alerts can be configured, learn more.

     

    Seat belt violation

    A seat belt violation is triggered when the driver is not wearing a seatbelt for at least 5 seconds above 25 mph, an event is generated.

    The same definition is used to determine when to alert the driver via an in-cab alert through the AI Dashcam.

    Event detection & in-cab alerts can be configured, learn more.

     

    Harsh Driving

    Hard brake

    Motive generates a hard brake when a driver engages the brake pedal and decelerates within a threshold set between 7.46 mph/s (0.34G) up to 12.28 mph/s (0.56G) depending on the vehicle make & model.

    Event detection & in-cab alerts can be configured, learn more.

     

    Hard acceleration

    Motive generates a hard acceleration event when a driver accelerates within a threshold set between 8.34 mph/s (0.38G) and 12.28 mph/s (0.56G) depending on the vehicle make & model. 

    Event detection & in-cab alerts can be configured, learn more.

     

    Hard cornering

    Motive generates a hard cornering event when a driver turns aggressively and crosses a threshold set above 0.40G (8.77 mph/s) to 0.56G (12.28 mph/s) depending on the vehicle make & model. 

    Event detection & in-cab alerts can be configured, learn more.

     

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