Decades ago, “tracking” a fleet of company vehicles would have meant keeping information in a spreadsheet or even by hand. In the last few years, we’ve started tracking speed, location, driving habits, and hours of service – basically activity inside the vehicle and driver’s use of the vehicle.

Soon, we’ll be able to track activity outside and around the vehicle. And video will add this extra layer.

The annual accident rate for commercial fleets is about 20%. Fleet accidents have the most expensive injury claims for business with an average cost of about $70,000 per accident[1].

AT&T wants to help address this. So we’re adding a mobile video solution to AT&T Fleet Complete, our service platform for small to mid-sized fleets.

Today, the platform electronically collects data. Then, it sends it to the cloud over our nationwide 4G LTE network.[2] This helps our customers track vehicles and assets, run reports and improve vehicle operations. It also helps to improve customer service and driver performance.

We’re integrating video and related analytics to more data available in near real-time. This gives operators an extra set of eyes. It will enhance safety, help train drivers, and reduce insurance and liability costs. Plus, it helps protects company reputation in cases of false claims and frivolous lawsuits.

It’s easy to use. Bring your own device or use the dash-mounted high-resolution camera.

Customers mount their smartphone or tablet inside the vehicle and use the mobile app available for Android on Google Play.  The dash-mounted camera can also pair automatically with the app and is Wi-Fi-enabled.

Specific events activate the recording. No need for managers to store or view hours of footage.

Many fleet accidents can be avoided by reducing distracted driving, alerting the driver of safety critical issues and coaching the driver. Video data delivers in-cab voice instructions. Drivers can also replay poor driving events to help improve performance.

Video is transforming the way we work and play every day. In 2017, video traffic contributed more than half of all mobile data traffic on our networks. So, why not use video to transform fleet operations?