In a statement Amazon.com said, it will install AI-powered video cameras in its branded delivery vans in order to improve the safety of both drivers and the communities in which it delivers.
Recently Amazon has started rolling out camera-based safety technology across its delivery fleet.
“This technology will provide drivers real-time alerts to help them stay safe when they are on the road,” reads the statement from Amazon.com.
Amazon’s plans were earlier disclosed in an instructional video about the AI powered cameras. In this video, Amazon said the cameras have been developed by transportation technology company Netradyne, and that they use artificial intelligence (AI) to provide warnings about speeding and distracted driving among other things.
In the video, Amazon’s Karolina Haraldsdottir, a senior manager for last-mile safety said, the AI-powered video cameras have been shown to reduce collisions and improve driver behavior.
“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,” said Haraldsdottir in the video.
The video explains that while the camera will record constantly, the video footage will be upload only by certain actions including hard braking, driver drowsiness, and following vehicles too closely.