Webfleet supports FlixBus safety with AI telematics

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Webfleet technology will help FlixBus monitor its fleet activity and respond proactively in the event of an incident. WEBFLEET

Flixbus is using Webfleet’s video solution to protect its bus drivers, passengers, and other road users and to help promote more defensive driving styles, helping to reduce its own carbon footprint. The AI-based solution from Webfleet combines vehicle and trip data with machine vision and artificial intelligence-based camera technology, giving a complete overview of how the fleet is performing on the road.

The installed solution, which meets European data privacy standards, helps to avoid dangerous situations and prevent accidents by promoting more defensive driving, helping FlixBus to protect its drivers, passengers and other road users, as well as reducing its CO2 emissions. “For bus companies, road safety is an essential part of their everyday work,” explained Wolfgang Schmid, Webfleet Head of Central Region. “One approach to protecting passengers, drivers and vehicles from the consequences of road accidents is the use of AI and video-based solutions such as Webfleet. AI warning systems can improve driving safety and reduce the risk of accidents in bus fleets.

“They effectively help protect drivers from accidents and false accusations while increasing the profitability of their own vehicles. For example, video solutions using artificial intelligence are now able to detect various types of unsafe driving behaviour and warn drivers so that they can correct their behaviour immediately. Video evidence also helps to clarify liability in the event of accidents or damage.”

Andy Breitsprecher, Operations Manager at Flixbus in the Germany, Switzerland and Austria ragion, said: “Webfleet Video helps us to protect our drivers, passengers and other road users. The dashcam as a digital ‘co-driver’ supports our bus drivers to drive more defensively and therefore more safely.”

The company also plans to integrate recordings of critical situations into its training programmes. “In this way, we can educate coach drivers on how they can further improve their driving style using real examples from their everyday driving,” added Andy. “With the outward-facing camera, we can reconstruct exactly how an accident involving a third party occurred, at any time. This allows us to protect them should they fall victim to a fraudulent claim.”