Camera & Video

Does the camera system have a front view to record the direction the vehicle is traveling in addition to recording the interior of the passenger compartment?

Yes, the system uses 2 cameras, one road-facing and one driver-facing.

Does the camera system also offer GPS data and if so, can I run reports from the collected trip data?

Yes, the system includes an onboard processing unit that has GPS and cellular connectivity. It provides real time tracking with very high frequency (1 second granularity, with updates every 5 seconds on the dashboard) so that you can see on the web portal a very accurate position of the vehicle.  Many different kinds of reports can be generated. To date reports include:
  • Miles traveled per trip, day, week, month
  • Driving scores
  • Event types, location and timing for each of them, together with snapshots and video clips around the events

In the image of the day/night camera, what is beside the lens on the camera?

The driver-facing camera operates in the Near-InfraRed and connects with the processing unit. NIR operation minimizes effects of sunlight variations during the day, impact from high beams from tailgating vehicles at night. It also allows view of the driver’s eyes through sunglasses. The white LEDs around the lens of the face camera provide Infrared illumination at night. As infrared light is invisible to the human eye, the driver’s vision of the scene is unaffected.

Videos are captured at how many frames per second?

Videos are captured at 15 frames per second. A hyperlapse version of the videos will be available soon, containing frames every 2 seconds, to create fast-moving videos for quick review and indexing.

Will I be able to tap into live feed remotely?

Yes. When a trip starts, information starts showing up in the browser page, updated as the trip progresses. Event markings on the route and related snapshots are available a few seconds after they happen.

Will I be able to download footage from a specific time and date?

Yes, footage is collected and stored by date and time, so if there is a specific day and time you’re interested in, you only need to find that day in the index.


Are the videos played like a regular video or in hyperlapse?

Dreyev collects videos from the in-cabin (driver-facing) and the road at any of the "events" that are considered potentially important (hard/extreme braking, hard/extreme acceleration, hard/extreme cornering, speeding, extreme tailgating, etc). Video clips are taken from 6 seconds before the event to 6 seconds after the event, and linked to color-coded pins on the map for easy identification along a route.


Do you offer continuous video recording?

Not at this time, but we are developing an option for continuous video recording on the dashcam device which would be available for download. Same for the ability to condense long video sequences into hyperlapses, for quick review.


How often is the information collected?

We collect information every second. Aggregated packets are sent to the cloud every 5 seconds.

How long do you store the trip data?

All trip/event data, with snapshots and videos transferred to the cloud is available indefinitely or with an expiration defined by the customer.

How long is the data available to be retrieved?

The duration of availability of the data is up to the customer. By default it is 1 year, but it can be increased or decreased. 


Are videos available for driver exoneration?

Pictures and short video clips are taken automatically at critical events, and transferred to the dashboard, together with location, time and details about each event. In the event of collisions or hard/extreme brakings, video clips around the event show the situation on the road and the behavior of the driver, easily showing the dynamics of the event and the responsibilities of the parties involved.

Is there a dashboard?

There is a web-based portal for use by a driver, a fleet manager, or insurance carrier to review past trips and driving behaviors. A fleet manager has the ability to compare scores and performance across their drivers and monitor trips as they unfold. Insurance carriers may receive more or less detailed statistics about the driver performance across trips, depending on the agreed plan. The  dashboard allows mobile access from a phone browser, but is best viewed on a desktop (or tablet). Individual trip information, including pictures and videos can be downloaded for further processing. 


Is the system easy to install?

Yes, plug and play. The installation of cameras and main unit takes less than 15 minutes. Depending on the configuration, the system can use one or two cameras embedded in the main unit or take advantage of additional face and road cameras. Face and road cameras are clipped magnetically on windshield-attached mounts. The direction of the cameras can be adjusted and fine-tuned by using the display on the processing unit to preview the camera content. The main unit can be mounted magnetically on the windshield (a similar mechanism to the one used for the cameras) or to the dashboard (and cameras attached to the windshield).

How is the installation of the equipment handled?

The starter kit includes on-site installation of the first units by dreyev. Fleet's personnel will then able to replicate additional installations. The installation itself is relatively simple as it only requires installing the camera and the processing unit on the windshield. The only connection to the vehicle is for power, usually via a connection to the OBD II diagnostics bus. Some vehicles offer permanent 12/24V power outlets, in which case we can connect there.


We do not have WiFi at our offsite locations. Is cellular data provided by dreyev or by the customer?

Cellular data is provided as part of the service. The standard plan accommodates for near real time data transfer over cellular, for immediate monitoring and alerting (fleet side).

Data transferred via cellular includes vehicle dynamics, driving events, route information, snapshots at events. Videos are transferred via WiFi, when available. If WIFi is always unavailable, select videos can be requests from the dashboard for transfer over cellular line. Larger cellular data plans are available, that allow more or all videos to be transferred as they are collected, but at a higher monthly charge.

Is your product plug-n-play or hardwired in?

A single unit, for even easier installation, will be available soon.

Does your device require connectivity to the OBD II port?

Our device does not require connectivity to the OBD II port, as it can be powered from the cigarette lighter port via a USB charger. However, we do recommend connection to the OBD II port to ensure that the unit is powered even if the vehicle is not used for extended periods of time.

Can the unit be installed in any cabin?

The system can be installed in virtually any cabin. The slight wide-angle face camera “sees” the entire front cabin, and depending on vehicle, most of the back seat or the cargo area.

In case of trucks, installation is easier as the ideal position of the face camera is where the center rearview mirror is positioned, absent in most trucks.

Can the software work on regular phones?

Our software on the device is designed to run on a medium-high end smartphone. CPU performance and quality of the camera sensors are critical to a reliable operation.

In order to guarantee reliable and timely operations - critical in a safety protection device - we highly recommend the use of our dedicated unit, to prevent unexpected delays caused by other installed applications.

How are external cameras connected?

In system configurations using external face and road cameras, the cameras are connected via USB cable to the main unit. This guarantees maximum speed and reliability of the sensors.

Wireless connections would ease the installation, but suffer from latency (WiFi) and connection speed (Bluetooth), which deteriorate or eliminate the ability to warn the driver in advance of potential collisions ahead.


Does the system prevent collisions?

The system is designed to assist the driver. As it is not connected to the vehicle electronic buses, it does not intervene on steering or braking. But it does warn the driver when potential collisions are detected, and it does it as early as possible, in order to maximize the time the driver has to intervene, and prevent the collision.

As a result, yes, it does prevent collisions.

How does driver monitoring work?

One camera monitors the face of the driver, identifying when the driver is looking away from the road at mirrors, at the dashboard, at the seat next or down to the floor. A second camera evaluates traffic ahead, identifying potential dangerous conditions. When they are detected AND the driver is not paying attention, warnings and alerts are generated combining special sounds and spoken messages, escalated as needed to match urgency and risk severity of the intervention.

Driving scores are created from both driving habits (frequency and severity of braking, acceleration, cornering, speeding, tailgating) and levels of attention during trips.  

How do warnings and alerts work?

Driver-settable unique sweeping sounds provide early feedback to the driver (e.g. braking, cornering, acceleration, speeding). Spoken messages report on exceeding of set thresholds. Trip “events” are collected and transferred to the cloud in near real time, for immediate or delayed trip analysis.

Does the unit require manual intervention during trips?

Once installed, the unit recognizes trip beginning and ends automatically. Face camera calibration is automatic, to accommodate for different drivers sitting in different positions. Data collection, transfer to the cloud, interactions with the driver are all hands-free, eyes-free.

What type of warranty is offered?

1 year warranty on the hardware id is typical. Extended warranty can be offered if required.

About dreyev

How do you help distracted drivers?

We have developed an AI-driven intelligent vision safety system that reduces collisions caused by distracted and drowsy drivers.

How do you differentiate yourselves from other companies that help with distracted drivers?

Most driver monitoring solutions help detect unsafe driving behaviors in post-trip analysis sessions, that can be used for driver coaching. We believe that immediate feedback to the driver as a risky situation unfolds, and the ability to anticipate collisions to give the driver time and opportunity to correct his/her behavior is key to prevent collisions in the first place, minimize claims costs and save lives.

What is Walter?

Walter is a dual camera 24-hour solution, including road cam, driver cam, intelligent context-aware software to monitor driver attention and driver responsiveness, in context of the scene ahead and vehicle dynamics.

Where did you get the name Walter?

Walter's name comes from dreyev's co-owner, Roberto Sicconi's grandfather. He was an expert and very passionate driver. As a successful entrepreneur, he owned and drove an enviable series of top of class cars for decades, totaling over a million miles while meeting customers all over Europe.

Walter instilled the importance of safe driving into Roberto from a very early age. Walter was a well-liked person, and cared deeply for his family. He is our inspiration and we'd like to think that he is watching over our drivers and keeping them safe.

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