Caruma Technologies, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) automotive technology, has announced a partnership with inthinc Technology Solutions, a global provider of safety-focused fleet telematics and real-time driver behavior improvement solutions.
The companies will design and develop the Caruma Cam Pro, an intelligent connected camera and software platform for commercial drivers and fleet operators, with the partnership.
The Caruma Cam Pro will sense and alert drivers to dangers or distractions to help avoid accidents, according to the companies. Its two cameras provide high-definition (HD) video from inside the vehicle and the vehicle's environment, which can help in detecting and recording events such as texting while driving, drowsiness, obstructions in the vehicle path, lane departure or unsafe following distance.
Defined events will trigger inthinc Technology Solution's in-vehicle verbal mentoring to provide real-time feedback to drivers. The video and data are then sent to Caruma's cloud where it is analyzed and processed into visual data and statistical information.
Caruma Cam Pro combines computer vision, artificial intelligence, and sensor fusion into an open, connected-car platform to provide Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) and Driver Monitoring System (DMS) capabilities. Integrating advanced video analytics into the inthinc telematics solutions will bring modern ADAS elements to a wide range of commercial vehicle applications.
Under terms of the partnership agreement, inthinc will integrate its mapping and location-based software into Caruma Cam Pro and become a reseller in Caruma's partnership program.
Caruma Cam will be available for pre-order in late December at the retail price of $599.