SmartDrive unveils new SmartSense tech to keep drivers safe

SmartDrive Systems is releasing two new capabilities to its transportation technology system aimed at protecting truck drivers during unsafe situations on — and along — the road.

The video-based safety and transportation intelligence company is adding Speeding for Conditions and Sitting Duck to its SmartDrive SmartSense line of driver-assist sensors, the San Diego-based company announced on July 21.

In advance of the public release, some of the nation’s largest carriers, including Knight-Swift Transportation, tested the new offerings. The technologies are supposed to help truckers avoid driving too fast in bad weather and assist drivers who stopped at unsafe locations…

While speeding can be a problem for some fleets, driving too fast for road or weather conditions is a problem for many — particularly when road conditions change unexpectedly. This is a factor in 23% of truck crashes, according to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) data.