Understanding video classifications and triggers
When and why recordings are made
Your vehicle has a camera and a vehicle tracking unit (VTU) installed. When the vehicle tracking unit detects a harsh driving event, a video recording of the incident is made. The video is analysed and classified by our software and then is available to watch on Reveal or on our dedicated mobile app.
The VTU detects the following harsh driving events, which trigger recordings:
- Hard acceleration - if the vehicle accelerated too quickly
- Harsh cornering - if the vehicle turned a corner at high speed
- Hard braking - if the vehicle slows down suddenly
Analysis and classifications of videos
During the analysis, our software identifies any objects in the video. It is able to detect objects such as other vehicles, people and even animals.
The software calculates the chance of collision with an object, by measuring the speed and the direction the object is travelling.
Based on these measurements, the software analyses the incident and assigns one of the following classifications:
- Collision - The vehicle may have collided with a person, vehicle or object.
- Dangerous - The vehicle may have been involved in a dangerous situation.
- Harsh Driving - The driving manner was causing undue wear and tear on the vehicle and there was an elevated risk of accident.
- Low Risk - The event that triggered the VTU was just above the threshold to register as a harsh driving event. The analysis suggests that an incident was unlikely.
Rating the video classifications
The classifications are not 100% perfect, so we need you to watch each video and tell us if you agree with the classification. If you disagree with a classification, suggest a new one. This helps our software to learn and improves the accuracy of the classifications.