Photo courtesy of Zonar.

Photo courtesy of Zonar.

Zonar has introduced Coach, a video-based coaching solution designed to improve commercial vehicle safety, efficiency and compliance, the company announced.

Coach is an advanced driver assistance system that uses G-sensor-based event detection and automatic video capturing technology to identify risky driving behavior and provide instruction to drivers in real-time to help prevent accidents, improve driver efficiency, and maintain compliant vehicle operation.

Coach provides live, non-invasive in-cab voice event notifications to the Zonar Connect tablet when a driver exhibits potentially risky behavior like exceeding posted speed limits, tailgating, lane drifts, missing stop signs and other driving events. It automatically captures video or images of driving events including location data so drivers can refer to and learn from their record in the future. After completing a drive, drivers can also access their scorecard on the Connect where they are rated for each event type. This information can help teach corrective action for future drives and be used as verification for any captured driving events.

Fleet managers can access data from Coach through Zonar's Ground Traffic Control web portal. They can also set thresholds and notifications for their fleet's behavior based on criteria they determine most critical to their operations. Fleet operators are also able to see the same video and scorecard that drivers view on their tablet.

Coach helps increase driver engagement and control through driver scorecards, which can be leveraged to further encourage good driving habits by tracking and capturing key performance indicators.

Fleet managers can use this data to reward the safest, most efficient and compliant drivers while reducing and correcting potentially dangerous behaviors. Managers also have access to event video reports, scores, trends, and analytics to improve fleet management and driver performance. Coach is backed by a U.S.–based customer care team available 24/7/365 to ensure optimal operation.

Benefits include real-time audible coaching, video-based driver scorecard, visual analytics and G-sensor based event detection with warning audible sensors, video and photographic evidence of incidents for driver accountability and exoneration, mapped location of incidents, and trip summary reports.