Mack Trucks refuse customers demanding further safety features for their vehicles now have the option to spec Mack® trucks pre-wired for equipment from Lytx, the global leader in video telematics.
Mack made the announcement during WasteExpo 2018 April 24-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“We are pleased that Mack customers now have the ability to use video to improve upon the safety of their drivers, as well as the neighborhoods in which they operate,” said David Pardue, vice president of connected vehicles and uptime services for Mack Trucks. “Our partnership with Lytx will not only help our customers mitigate the potential for accidents, but also assist them in identifying new ways to improve operational efficiencies.”
Starting in the fall of 2018, Mack will offer the option to pre-wire its Mack LR and TerraPro® models for the Lytx DriveCam® safety program and the Lytx Video ServicesSM enhancement.
“Lytx is proud to work with our colleagues at Mack Trucks, a company that shares our mission to advance road safety and help our clients save lives, reduce claims costs and provide outstanding service,” said Eliot Feldstein, Lytx’s Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development.
More than 3,000 organizations rely on the DriveCam safety program to help reduce unsafe driving behaviors through video-based driver coaching and predictive analytics. When combined with Lytx Video Services, which delivers features like on-demand continually recorded video, optional live stream and support for multiple cameras, clients can go beyond safety to help eliminate fleet and operations blind spots that keep them from being their most efficient, productive and profitable. Fleets can, for example, use video to identify new and overlooked revenue opportunities such as overflowing bins or to provide video confirmation, such as proof of service or delivery verification.
The collaboration builds on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Mack entered with Lytx in October 2017.