How to reduce road accidents in last mile transport?

Thanks to technological tools that allow us to have information about vehicles and visual evidence about driving habits and external factors, they will play a very important role for the safety of transport drivers.

The security of the transport of goods is one of the great challenges facing the supply chain, especially at the end of the year, where events like Christmas put pressure on sector and retail companies to ensure that shipments arrive safely, agile and safe for consumers, but without endangering the life and safety of freight transport drivers.

At the local level, according to data from the Chilean Logistics Association, cargo thefts increased by 27% in 2022, according to information from 35 companies operating in the national market. Concerning road accidents, the figures are not encouraging either, with nearly 85 thousand road accidents recorded in 2022 on the country’s highways, according to figures from the National Road Safety Commission (CONASET).

The above assumes even greater importance in the context of the e-commerce boom in the local market, where in 2023 transactions are expected to increase by 16% and reach $34 billion, according to PMCI estimates.

Faced with this reality, technology can be the answer to high demands, and thus reduce risks for drivers, while preserving the safety of product deliveries and sector assets.

Blackay, is a technology company in the driving assistance market, has more than five thousand devices installed in vehicles of various Chilean industries. Its objective is to provide solutions to reduce accidents and contribute to the management of risks faced, for example, by the supply chain.

The company emphasizes that telemetry and video telematics solutions can make the difference in ensuring goods move seamlessly from store warehouses to consumers’ homes.

“Vehicle telemetry uses advanced sensors and real-time data analysis to take driving safety and efficiency to a new level. Among its benefits are real-time vehicle monitoring, tracking location, speed and vehicle status, allowing alerts to be configured for specific events (speeding or sudden braking),” explains Pablo Díaz, commercial director of Blackay.

These solutions also provide data such as behavioral analysis and perform a comprehensive assessment of driving habits. It is also integrated with other fleet management or security systems, such as video telemetry, a type of technology based on the use of dashboard cameras and artificial intelligence.

“Thanks to the combination of telematics data and video recordings of the route and the interior of the cabin in real time, administrators have a more complete backup in the event of any type of accident or incident. This constitutes a particularly important challenge for the logistics sector, in a context where e-commerce constitutes a fundamental element of new consumption habits,” underlines the commercial director.

Cameras in the cabins capture and transmit video in real time for more effective monitoring, even providing alerts about possible risky habits, such as distractions, cell phone use, fatigue, drowsiness, not wearing a seat belt, eating, drinking and smoking.

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Source: Latercera

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