year, a large number of traffic incidents and crashes occur worldwide.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 1.3 million
people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes. There are many
factors leading to this: road infrastructure, road users, vehicle speeds, and
of these is fatigue and drowsiness at the wheel, which could result in a
dangerous situation that jeopardizes the safety of driver, passengers, and even
pedestrians. According to The Euro Weekly News, the fatigue detection system
and other driver assistance system will be mandatory in new cars in 2022, as it
says the vast majority of road accidents are caused by human error. So much so,
it is critical that actions to improve vehicle safety are taken to promote safe
transport for all road users.
How a video-based onboard security system
a leading IoT solution provider with video as its core competency, Hikvision
designed and developed its Mobile Onboard Video System to boost vehicle
security in comprehensive ways. These range from reliable footage recording and
route deviation or speeding alarms, to emergency alarms and abnormal driving
system offers 360° video coverage both inside and outside a vehicle, providing
real-time situational awareness for safe driving. Video footage is reliably
transmitted and stored, which can be used as forensic evidence in the event of
a traffic accident. It also generates insights such as passenger flow in a
public bus, for example, so that passenger distribution can be optimized to
improve their comfort.
Protecting a range of road vehicles
Onboard Video Security System ensures that typical types of vehicle are well
protected, including public buses, school buses, trucks, taxis, and
play an important role in urban transportation. For many people, they provide
an indispensable method for their daily commute. Accordingly, the operational
efficiency of the bus fleet, its services, and public safety demonstrate new
challenges for public transport authorities.
understands those challenges, and has developed its Bus Solution with two
important features. Firstly, passenger flow counting, based on video analytics,
allows bus drivers to know the actual number of passengers inside in real time.
This is helpful when certain compliance requirements such as social distancing
is introduced. If passenger flow exceeds a pre-defined number, an alert can be
sent to the operation center for better bus fleet scheduling. This help them to
improve service quality and passenger satisfaction.
feature is abnormal driving behavior detection, which can pick up driver fatigue,
as well as smoking in the bus. If these incidents are detected, an alert is
sent to the monitoring center in real time, allowing operators to communicate
with drivers immediately via two-way audio.
buses can carry 40 or more students to and from school. As such, operators want
to take extra care of this precious cargo. Is the school bus on its usual
route? Did a student board the bus on time and get off at the right stop? For
school administrators and parents, these matters can be critical.
School Bus Solution offers innovative onboard attendance capabilities. When
students get on the bus, they can swipe their ID card on a terminal and the
record is uploaded to the system's central platform right away. At the same time,
a notification can be pushed to parents' mobile phones, informing them that
their child is safely on the bus.
also important to protect students when they get off the school bus and cross
the road. The solution includes a 'stop for school bus' sign with an audible
and visual flash warning. This works to notify passing vehicles to stop until
students safely cross a street.
transport a wide range of goods and materials, ranging from our daily
necessities to luxury products. Therefore, it is important for logistics
companies to know the real-time status of their truck fleet, whether they
transit goods on time, and arrive at the destinations safely, etc. Hikvision's
Truck Solution collects audio and video data with cameras installed inside and
outside the truck. It sends GPS and alarm data through onboard video recorders
and 3G/4G wireless networks, to realize remote truck monitoring and management.
to their size, trucks have large blind spots on both sides. Vehicles located in
these blind spots are difficult to see and can easily go unnoticed by the
driver. Hikvision's Truck Solution offers camera views that cover these blind
spots, so truck drivers know about vehicles entering into these areas. This
helps them to drive safely and promotes road safety.
solution further provides different kinds of sensors for bespoke needs on a
truck. For example, if a truck transports valuable goods that are not allowed
to be checked during the journey, a door sensor can be added to record if
anyone opens it before arrival. In some cases, if a truck transports cold food,
the temperature inside must be maintained at a stable level to ensure
freshness. Accordingly, customers can include a temperature sensor in the
system to monitor the temperature change.
Taxis and ride-hailing cars
mobility improves in urban life, many people use mobile apps to get a ride,
either with a taxi or a ride-hailing car. It's convenient and fast. On the
other hand, it's also important to maintain rider safety from the start of the
journey until they reach their destination.
busy periods, for example rush hours and holiday seasons, taxi and ride-hailing
drivers struggle to take a break and they usually work long hours. In this
situation, it's very easy to get tired which could also cause health issues.
Hikvision's solution for taxis and ride-hailing cars includes abnormal driving
behavior analysis, such as driving while drowsy. In that case, drivers can be
reminded to pull over and take a rest.
solution also provides a trunk camera that records footage if a passenger's
luggage or handbag was left behind after departure, or stolen by others.
abnormal driving behavior analysis, and 'stop for the school bus' warning, to
the crucial 'blind spots' monitoring, onboard security has showed how necessary
it is to improve vehicle security in all aspects, so as to reduce road crashes
effectively and keep all road users safe. Hikvision Onboard Video Security
System helps business customers maximize their security with added value that
furthers vehicle operation to a new level.