The boxes record data, including GPS locations.
Electronic safety device manufacturer Keytroller LLC has created a dual video drive recorder with GPS (global positioning system) technology for management of fleets.
The pro-active Smarter-brand device has a list price of USD500 and can enhance driver accountability and video proof of accident liability through inside and outside views of the equipment.
Keytroller sees particular application for the Smarter device with fleets of taxicabs, buses, delivery trucks and highway transports.
The Smarter device has a two-gigabyte SD memory card with built-in software, infrared illuminator for use inside the driver's cabin for video at night, cigarette lighter plug power supply and mounting bracket. The device can accept a memory card up to 16GB.
Other devices in the Keytroller product line are designed primarily for use with forklifts, construction equipment, aerial lifts, personal carriers, boats and hazardous transport trucks.
Tampa-based Keytroller supplies more than 500 North American aftermarket equipment dealers, numerous original equipment manufacturers of vehicles and importers in England, Europe, Australia and South East Asia.