Lytx launches video search capabilities

The technology allows for real-time, location-based video searches.

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San Diego-based Lytx, a leading global provider of machine vision and artificial intelligence-powered video telematics, analytics, productivity and safety solutions for fleets, has announced two map-based search features that are designed to allow users to quickly locate important video clips. Video Browse in Fleet Tracking and Map Search in Lytx Video Platform enable fleets to more easily self-service to find and immediately retrieve video footage, the company says.

By dramatically reducing the time and resources necessary to locate video clips, Lytx says these features make the power of video more accessible and actionable for fleets, helping streamline workflows for greater efficiencies.

"These video-search features are significant advancements that enable fleets to take further advantage of their Lytx programs," says Jim Brady, Lytx vice president of product management. "The features address common pain points by allowing fleets to more efficiently self-service in a number of scenarios rather than toggling between programs or relying on their provider to locate and fetch clips. We're pleased to offer Video Browse and Map Search at no additional charge so that every Lytx client can benefit from more streamlined processes and improved efficiencies while providing high-quality service to their customers."

Video Browse, available within Lytx's Fleet Tracking Service, brings together video in the context of Fleet Tracking to enhance workflow, the company says. By integrating all of the available telematics and links to video directly into the Fleet Tracking map, fleet operations and safety managers will more quickly understand what is happening in their fleets, whether they're looking to monitor vehicle productivity or maintenance, track compliance or check on a customer complaint, Lytx says. Video Browse in Fleet Tracking enables users to browse video from a specific vehicle's driving history directly from the Fleet Tracking map, allowing that video to be secured, trimmed and transferred the video they need.

Map Search, available to all customers who use the Lytx Video Platform, allows clients to self-locate video using only an address or point of interest and general time frame, making it easier to respond to claims, verify service or pinpoint an incident, even if the vehicle is unknown, Lytx says. After entering a general location and time frame in Lytx, a user is shown all available vehicle data within a search radius during the given period. He or she can then select a vehicle within the company’s fleet to access video from its onboard DriveCam Event Recorder.

"With around 800 vehicles, manually sifting through video footage from our event recorders isn't feasible," says Patrick Landreth, vice president of safety and human resources at Ozark Motor Lines, a Lytx client. "Compared to past providers, Lytx takes care of the heavy lifting, monitoring driving with its built-in analytics, so we can respond quickly, protect our drivers, focus on driver coaching and maintain Ozark's strong brand reputation for safety and service."

He continues, "We love being able to see the thumbnails of video right in the Fleet Tracking map. When we are working in that program, it's easy to just click on a trail point and go directly to the Video Platform where we can view it and see, for example, why someone was idling. We can even immediately download and save the videos ourselves if we need them."