UK IoT start-up driving force behind safety tech

Satsafe is helping to enhance motorist safety through its innovative Internet of Things telematics devices, more commonly known as ‘in-vehicle black boxes’.

IoT - The TelematiCam combines driving monitoring technology with intelligent in-built GPS and accelerometers to detect whether a motorist has had a serious crash – image courtesy of Satsafe.
The TelematiCam combines driving monitoring technology with intelligent in-built GPS and accelerometers to detect whether a motorist has had a serious crash – image courtesy of Satsafe.

Satsafe’s IoT devices are already being increasingly adopted by the likes of insurance firms and fleet managers in order to monitor driver behaviour.

It’s latest innovation – the TelematiCam – combines its driving monitoring technology with intelligent in-built GPS and accelerometers to detect whether a motorist has had a serious crash.

Once the app has been accredited, the system will be able to automatically alert the emergency services to the precise location and time of an incident, presenting a life-line to those who may be injured.

The TelematiCam is also expected to record high definition video, allowing drivers, emergency services and insurers to more accurately assess the cause of a crash.

This new product, which could help revolutionise driver safety has been developed with support from Liverpool City Region business support programme, LCR 4.0.

Working with project partners the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) and the Hartree Centre, Satsafe embarked on a project to connect the dashcam, a mobile app and a cloud platform.

Through its specialist expertise, the VEC built a virtual prototype to demonstrate how Satsafe could connect all components together. While the team at the Hartree Centre helped to enhance the driver scoring and crash detection algorithms, as well as the system architecture for the cloud analytics platform.

Michael Schraps, programme manager for LCR 4.0 from the VEC, explained: “The technologies that Satsafe are developing offer serious safety benefits for road users and perfectly demonstrate how Industry 4.0 technologies can have a new and positive impact on our day-to-day lives.”

Satsafe is already the lead partner for road safety as part of CityVerve, the UK’s £15m city demonstrator project in Manchester, bringing together the brightest minds and pioneering uses of the Internet of Things (IoT) to deliver a smarter, more connected city.

Working alongside Manchester City Council and large taxi firms in the city, Satsafe is helping to encourage good driving practices through the installation of telematics black box systems. The black boxes can identify drivers with low scores which may indicate that they could benefit from re-training, presenting safety benefits for the driver, passengers and other road users.

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