• The new KP2 control camera allows commercial fleets to easily upgrade from road-facing to road-facing / driver-combined 1 ”x 1” drivers – no replacement or re-wiring required.
  • The unique design also allows repair or replacement without changing the wiring, further reducing labor and downtime costs.
  • ADAS (Automatic Driver Assistance) collision avoidance warning and DSM (Driver Condition Monitoring) functions for cab behavior increase safety.
  • AI event analysis reduces the workload of the fleet manager by significantly reducing erroneous reports of misconduct while driving.

Sensata Technologies (NYSE: ST) announced today that it has recently acquired SmartWitness introduces the industry ‘s first modular flexibility in video telematics with its new Dash camera KP2. The KP2 is a compact, road-facing camera with a driver-facing camera option that allows fleets to add driver-facing video at any time, with no wiring changes, no additional installation costs and no downtime.

Available instantly through telematics service providers, KP2 includes a choice of real-time features ADAS (automatic driver assistance system) and DSM (driver status monitoring) for accident prevention, plus cloud-based artificial event analysis software intelligence that eliminates hours of time that is often lost when reviewing false signals of risky driving behavior.

Facing the driver now, later or never: The modular design of the KP2 provides an easy way to upgrade for fleets that want video documentation up front in the event of an accident, but are not yet ready to record the driver’s behavior in the cab. The camera can be purchased as a road solution with or without driver-facing functionality. Later, if necessary, the 1 ”x 1” module can be added in seconds, eliminating the time and expense of adding a single camera or replacing the entire system.

Quick, easy installation, repair and replacement: KP2 can be installed in just 15 minutes by a fleet technician or a professional installer, saving installation time and associated costs. The base unit attaches to a bracket mounted on the windshield, uses a mobile application and automatic calibration for setup and configuration, and connects to the vehicle’s OBDII port. (The J-1939 version for heavy-duty trucks will be released later this year.) The driver-facing module can be easily added plug-and-play. If repair or replacement is required, the entire device is detached from the bracket without the need to remove the wiring from the original installation or rearrange the new or repaired device.

Safety features with natural voice alerts: KP2 offers a choice of ADAS real-time collision avoidance and DSM cab behavior detection features to help prevent accidents. ADAS options include real-time trunk movement, front-end collision, permanent lane departure signals and pedestrians, while DSM capabilities available with the driver-facing camera include fatigue, distraction and phone use. Real-time alert notifications come with a choice of natural voices, beeps or bells.

Analysis of AI events to reduce false alarms: Each implementation of KP2 includes SmartWitness-based cloud-based artificial intelligence driving software (AIDE), which significantly reduces erroneous reports of driving misconduct by applying telematics data and a wide range of contextual factors to refine results. Reduction of false positive results limits the number of events requiring manual inspection by fleet managers and also reduces conflicts with drivers unfairly marked for safety violations.

“Until now, fleets using video telematics had to choose between road-facing and road-facing cameras and the driver. There was no way to add driver-oriented functionality to a road-facing device, “said Michael Bloom, vice president of product and marketing at Sensata Technologies. SmartWitness. “Our new KP2 is the first camera to give the fleet the flexibility to deploy the technology in stages, ensuring they don’t lose their initial investment if they decide to add extra video protection to the driver at a later date.

SmartWitness KP2 is a 4G / LTE camera that records HD video at up to 30 frames per second per channel with 140-degree forward and 130-degree driver-oriented field of view, contains a 64GB SD card that can be upgraded to 128 GB of storage , and measures only 126 mm x 82 mm x 64 mm, including the driver – facing camera.

To learn more about KP2, visit www.smartwitness.com/products/kp2.

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