Colas drives fleet safety innovation with Samsara dashcams
Colas Ltd, today announced it will partner with Samsara, the pioneer of the Connected Operations Cloud, to improve fleet safety. With Samsara’s video-based safety solution, Colas will leverage AI Dash Cams, driver coaching tools, and actionable data to establish a world-class fleet safety program.
Alongside the existing Colas SAID+ programme of annual driving behaviour training, Samsara’s AI Dash Cams and driver coaching tools will reduce accidents, prevent false claims, and lower operating costs. The video-based safety solution uses advanced AI technology and g-force accelerometer data to provide insights to fleet managers in real-time. Some of these insights include: distracted driving detection, harsh braking and acceleration, tailgating and more – all of which are used to prevent accidents before they occur.
This technology improves driver behaviour through audible in-cab alerts highlighting high-risk behaviours and events. Safety reports and easy-to-use workflows, such as driver safety scores and risk analyses, also enable driver coaching at scale and incentivize safe driving. By using the Samsara Driver mobile app, Colas can also establish driver-centric gamification and create rewards programs for employees.
Facial Lahmamsi, Executive Director at Colas said “Following our successful trial of the innovative Samsara technology, we are delighted to be working with them to take our driver safety to the next level. It will enable us to coach and support colleagues in improved driver behaviour as well as giving us a standardised approach to incident review and driver monitoring.”
In addition to building a fleet safety program, Colas will leverage Samsara’s Connected Operations Platform to gain real-time visibility across the fleet, ensuring greater productivity through fuel and maintenance planning, asset and equipment monitoring, and cost reduction, including the ability to defend legal and insurance claims protecting employees, the business, and public safety.
“As companies continue to accelerate their digital transformation efforts and look for tools to increase the safety of their operations, video-based solutions that leverage AI to automate the detection of unsafe behaviours will make a significant impact,” explained Philip van der Wilt, VP of EMEA at Samsara. “We’re thrilled to be working with Colas and look forward to providing them with the insights and real-time data they need to keep their drivers safe.”