Amazon has revealed plans to put in AI-powered video cameras in its branded supply vans, in a transfer that the world’s largest e-commerce agency says would enhance the security of each drivers and the communities during which they ship.
The corporate not too long ago began rolling out camera-based security expertise throughout its supply fleet, it stated in an emailed assertion on Wednesday.
“This technology will provide drivers real-time alerts to help them stay safe when they are on the road,” the assertion added.
The corporate’s plans have been earlier disclosed in an educational video in regards to the cameras, reported earlier within the day by expertise publication the Data.
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Amazon stated within the video that the cameras, developed by transportation expertise firm Netradyne, use synthetic intelligence (AI) to supply warnings about rushing and distracted driving amongst different issues.
They’ve been proven to scale back collisions and enhance driver habits, Amazon’s Karolina Haraldsdottir, a senior supervisor for last-mile security, stated within the video.
Amazon has come underneath some scrutiny prior to now for accidents involving supply drivers.
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“Our intention with this technology is to set up drivers for success and provide them with support for being safer on-road and handling incidents if and when they happen,” Haraldsdottir stated within the video.
The video explains that whereas the cameras will continually report video, they solely add footage if triggered by actions like arduous braking, driver drowsiness, following automobiles too intently.