What are the definitions of safety behaviors triggered by Motive’s AI and Smart Dashcams

    Audience Fleet Admins, Fleet Managers, Drivers
    Applies To AI Dashcam, Smart Dashcam

     

    Introduction

    Motive’s AI Dashcams can trigger safety event uploads and in-cab alerts that help drivers and safety managers analyze driving performance and prevent accidents on the road. Drivers can immediately correct unsafe behaviors with real-time alerts, with safety videos uploaded for further coaching. This visibility also helps fleets better recognize, celebrate, and reward their safe drivers.

     

    How Safety Behavior Triggers Help You

    Safety managers can view generated events in the Safety Hub and coach drivers based on their performance. Motive also provides the ability to automatically mark events as coachable based on the severity of the event in question.

     

    Safety Behavior Triggers Overview

    • Event Generation
    • In-cab Alerts

     

    Event Generation

    A safety event is displayed in the Safety Hub under the Events tab.

     

    In-cab Alerts

    Audio & visual alerts are played in-cab for the driver associated with the safety event. The LED bar on the AI Dashcam blinks red when a coachable behavior occurs. 

     

    Safety Event Triggers Definition

    The following table shows different parameters that generate a safety event against the parameters that generate an in-cab alert for the driver.

    Note: These threshold definitions are fully customizable. Check out this help center article and webinar to see how you can tailor to your specific safety needs.

    Safety Event Triggers

    Close following

    What is it detecting?

    Driver is tailgating other vehicles with an unsafe following distance

    Event Generation trigger definition

    Following distance is 0.7s maintained for at least 15s above 35 mph

    In-Cab Alert definition

    Following distance is 0.7s maintained for at least 15s above 35 mph

    Supported Dashcam Models

    DC-53, DC-54

     

     

    Unsafe lane change

    What is it detecting?

    Driver is tailgating other vehicles with an unsafe following distance while making a lane change

    Event Generation trigger definition

    Following distance is 0.5s or less for at least 5s above 35 mph while changing lanes

    In-Cab Alert definition

    Following distance is 0.5s or less for at least 5s above 35 mph while changing lanes

    Supported Dashcam Models

    DC-53, DC-54

     

     

    Cell phone usage

    What is it detecting?

    Driver is using, holding or looking down at a cell phone while driving (not in a holder)

    Event Generation trigger definition

    Using a phone for at least 5s above 25 mph

    In-Cab Alert definition

    Using a phone for at least 5s above 25 mph

    Supported Dashcam Models

    DC-54

     

     

    Seatbelt violation

    What is it detecting?

    Driver seatbelt is not worn properly over the shoulder

    Event Generation trigger definition

    Seatbelt is unbuckled for at least 5s above 25mph

    In-Cab Alert definition

    Seatbelt is unbuckled at least 5s above 25 mph

    Supported Dashcam Models

    DC-54

     

     

    Driver Distraction

    What is it detecting?

    Driver is not looking straight (down) due to distraction from, food/drink, drowsiness or something else (not cell phones)

    Event Generation trigger definition

    Looking down for at least 5s above 25 mph

    In-Cab Alert definition

    Looking down for at least 5s above 25 mph

    Supported Dashcam Models

    DC-54

     

     

    Stop sign violation

    What is it detecting?

    Driver does not adhere to traffic laws and decelerate safely to complete a full stop at a stop sign

    Event Generation trigger definition

    If the vehicle speed does not fall below 6 mph within 7 seconds of the stop sign no longer being visible to the Dashcam

    In-Cab Alert definition

    If the vehicle speed does not fall below 6 mph within 7 seconds of the stop sign no longer being visible to the Dashcam

    Supported Dashcam Models

    DC-53, DC-54

     

     

    Harsh driving - Hard brake

    What is it detecting?

    A sudden change in the direction or speed of a vehicle where more force than normal is applied to the vehicle while accelerating, braking or turning too aggressively

    Event Generation trigger definition

    Based on a set threshold between 7.46 mph/s (0.34G) and 12.28 mph/s (0.56G) depending on vehicle make & model.

    In-Cab Alert definition

    Based on a set threshold between 7.46 mph/s (0.34G) and 12.28 mph/s (0.56G) depending on vehicle make & model.

    Supported Dashcam Models

    DC-33, DC-34, DC-53, DC-54

     

     

     

    Hard acceleration

     

    What is it detecting?

    An abrupt shift in a vehicle's direction or speed, marked by the application of heightened force during overly aggressive acceleration.

    Event Generation trigger definition

    Based on a set threshold between 7.46 mph/s (0.34G) and 12.28 mph/s (0.56G) depending on vehicle make & model.

    In-Cab Alert definition

    Based on a set threshold between 7.46 mph/s (0.34G) and 12.28 mph/s (0.56G) depending on vehicle make & model.

    Supported Dashcam Models

    DC-33, DC-34, DC-53, DC-54

     

     

     

    Hard cornering

     

    What is it detecting?

    The driver makes sharp turns with excessive force.

    Event Generation trigger definition

    Based on a set threshold between 7.46 mph/s (0.34G) and 12.28 mph/s (0.56G) depending on vehicle make & model.

    In-Cab Alert definition

    Based on a set threshold between 7.46 mph/s (0.34G) and 12.28 mph/s (0.56G) depending on vehicle make & model.

    Supported Dashcam Models

    DC-33, DC-34, DC-53, DC-54

     

     

     

    Collision

    What is it detecting?

    Vehicle collides into another moving or stationary vehicle, object, person or animal

    Event Generation trigger definition

    Using a combination of harsh event detection thresholds (accelerating, braking, cornering) or vehicle telematics signals such as airbag deployment, yaw control, rollover protection or crash notification.

    In-Cab Alert definition

    N/A

    Supported Dashcam Models

    DC-33, DC-34, DC-53, DC-54

     

     

     

    Speeding over posted

     

    What is it detecting?

    When a driver is traveling above the posted speed limit for a specified duration.

    Event Generation trigger definition

    Vehicle exceeds 6 mph over the posted speed limit for more than 1 minute

    In-Cab Alert definition

    Vehicle exceeds 6 mph over the posted speed limit for more than 1 minute

    Supported Dashcam Models

    DC-33, DC-34, DC-53, DC-54

     

     

     

    Speeding over policy

     

    What is it detecting?

    When a driver exceeds the company's defined maximum speed threshold

    Event Generation trigger definition

    N/A

    In-Cab Alert definition

    Vehicle exceeds 75 mph

    Supported Dashcam Models

    DC-33, DC-34, DC-53, DC-54

     

     

    Drowsiness

    What is it detecting?

    When a driver exhibits early signs of fatigue by excessive yawning and/or distraction & yawing within a 2-minute period

    Event Generation trigger definition

    • Yawns 2-times within a 2-minute period while traveling 5 mph or above
    • Driver records a Distraction event (head looking down for 5-seconds) and then 1-yawn within 2-minutes while traveling 5 mph or above

    In-Cab Alert definition

    • Yawns 2-times within a 2-minute period while traveling 5 mph or above
    • Driver records a Distraction event (head looking down for 5-seconds) and then 1-yawn within 2-minutes while traveling 5 mph or above

    Supported Dashcam Models

    DC-54

     

    Obstructed Camera

    What is it detecting?

    When the road or driver-facing camera is obstructed by a physical object or when the camera is not installed correctly

    Event Generation trigger definition

    • Road-facing obstructions - Any visible obstruction that is blocking the line of sight to the roadway, and preventing the ability to detect other unsafe driving behaviors
    • Driver-facing obstructions - Any obstruction that is blocking the line of sight to the driver, and preventing the ability to detect other unsafe driving behaviors
    • Installation issues - The camera is installed improperly and is tilted at an improper angle that is preventing the line of sight to the roadway and/or driver in the vehicle which impacts the camera's ability to detect other unsafe driving behaviors

    In-Cab Alert definition

    • Road-facing obstructions - Any visible obstruction that is blocking the line of sight to the roadway, and preventing the ability to detect other unsafe driving behaviors
    • Driver-facing obstructions - Any obstruction that is blocking the line of sight to the driver, and preventing the ability to detect other unsafe driving behaviors
    • Installation issues - The camera is installed improperly and is tilted at an improper angle that is preventing the line of sight to the roadway and/or driver in the vehicle which impacts the camera's ability to detect other unsafe driving behaviors

    Supported Dashcam Models

    DC-53, DC-54

     

    Forward Collision Warning

    What is it detecting?

    When a driver is headed straight towards a possible collision

    Event Generation trigger definition

    Vehicle is headed towards another vehicle at speed exceeding 9 mph

    In-Cab Alert definition

    Vehicle is headed towards another vehicle at speed exceeding 9 mph

    Supported Dashcam Models

    DC-53, DC-54

     

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

     

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