SmartDrive Systems has introduced its SmartChoice Program as a video-based safety program that provides fleets the freedom to choose the level of video protection that best aligns with their specific business priorities and needs, according to the San Diego-based company.

Whether the company's primary objective is exonerating drivers from frivolous claims, protecting every driver by capturing and coaching risk or preventing collisions with 360 degree visibility to risk, the SmartChoice Program offers a product line to meet each fleet's distinct requirements. The newly announced SmartDrive Shield and SmartDrive Defender, in conjunction with SmartDrive Assurance, offer video-based safety by providing a "start now, upgrade at any time with existing hardware" program.

With the SmartDrive SmartChoice program, fleets can choose from among three product lines, as described below:

SmartDrive Shield

A road-facing only camera combined with on-demand video offload and easy-to-use review workflow. SmartDrive Shield is designed for fleets that have owner operators or are not yet ready for integrated coaching, and are focused on capturing every collision, exonerating when not at fault and providing drivers the ability to record issues on the road, such as delivery verification and security incidents.

SmartDrive Defender

Up to two-camera configuration offers road-facing and cab views with automatic video offload, risk scoring and integrated coaching. SmartDrive Defender is designed for fleets that want to protect every driver by identifying high-risk incidents -- including speeding, lane departure, hard braking and collisions — and provide proactive coaching to reduce collision frequency, improve safety and reinforce good driving skills

SmartDrive Assurance

Deployment of up to four cameras enables a 360-degree view of the vehicle and insight to the most frequent causes of collisions, such as U-turns, backing, unintended lane changes, roll-overs and close following. The system delivers an unprecedented level of coverage and complete visibility to risk. SmartDrive Assurance is designed for fleets focused on maximum protection and prevention of safety and compliance-related incidents.