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Event types

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Event types

There are four event types, and each event is associated with an event type. Events trigger cloud alerts, in-cabin alerts or both depending on the configuration. Additionally, some events are classified as either distracted driving or risky driving.

  • distracted driving: events are driving behaviors that trigger in-cabin alerts for the driver via icons on the dashcam. The events may also send notifications to the cloud for review by the organization. Whether or not events are sent to the cloud depends on how the events are configured.

  • risky driving: events are driving behaviors that send notifications to the cloud immediately. Most also trigger an in-cabin alert for the driver.

Event type

Description

Accelerometer

Accelerometer events, such as acceleration and violent left turn, are detected by the camera's motion sensor. The motion sensor has different sensitivities to trigger events depending on the vehicle size, from the least sensitive (private) to the most sensitive (trailer).

Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)

ADAS events are road-facing. The dashcam uses road-facing Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) features to gather information about the road ahead. It can detect such events as tailgating events (driving too close to the vehicle in front) and can estimate the time-to-collision (TTC).

There are several articles on ADAS and ADAS calibration - see , Calibrate road-facing ADAS for the dashcam, FAQ: road-facing ADAS and more.

General

This event type includes events that are not typified by any of the specific characteristics of the other event types.

Machine Visio (MV) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Events such as distracted driving and smoking, are detected by MV+AI. Machine vision (MV) uses an algorithm to determine if the driver is focused on the road or distracted. Artificial intelligence (AI) focuses on face and upper body movements to determine the type of distracted driving.

What does an event contain?

All events contain:

  • timestamp, in ISO 8601 format

  • location

  • option to retrieve video

Risky driving events contain additional metadata

Risky driving events include metadata that is sampled every 100 milliseconds of an event, which is 10 seconds long (5 seconds before the event is triggered until 5 seconds after). This comes to a total of 100 measurements per event. The metadata includes:

  • speed, in meters per second

  • timestamp, in Unix format,

  • g-force on the X, Y, and Z axes, in meters per second squared

Note

The X, Y, and Z-axes values represent the following measurements:

Axis

Positive value

Negative value

X

Acceleration

Deceleration

Y

Left

Right

Z

Up

Down

List of events

We've listed the events in different ways to make it easy to find what you're looking for.

  • A-Z list of events, whether the event is classified as distracted or risky and a description of the event.

  • list of events in each event type

  • A-Z list of risky driving events

  • A-Z list of distracted driving events and the icons displayed on the dashcam inside the vehicle.

Event

Description

Acceleration

Risky

Cloud / In-cabin

The driver increases speed suddenly. Example: Harsh acceleration, increasing speed rapidly from 65 km/hr to 100 km/hr.

Active Camera

N/A

Cloud / In-cabin

The dashcam is on and no events or alerts are triggered

Button Pressed

N/A

Cloud

The driver manually triggers an event when he spots an unusual incident worth alerting about. To manually trigger an event, the driver presses the Event Trigger button on the dashcam.

Cell Phone Use

Distracted

Cloud / In-cabin

The driver is using a cell phone. Example: The driver has the phone on his lap or has picked up the handset.

De-Acceleration

Risky

Cloud / In-cabin

The driver reduces speed significantly. Example: An emergency stop; harsh braking.

Distracted Driving

Distracted

Cloud / In-cabin

The driver is distracted and not focused on the road. Example: Not looking straight ahead for several seconds or displaying any of the behaviors listed as distracted driving events.

Driver Unbelted

Distracted

Cloud / In-cabin

The driver's seatbelt is not fastened.

Entering Standby

N/A

Cloud

The dashcam enters standby mode when the vehicle has maintained its position for a configured amount of time. GPS information is included in this event.

This event is sent as a text notification only, without attached media. Data usage is low, less than 10kb per event.

The dashcam must be connected to constant power for this event to be triggered.

The event can be disabled in Event settings, Bulk Event settings or Organization event settings.

Exiting Standby

N/A

Cloud / In-cabin

The dashcam exits standby mode when the motion sensor detects motion of any kind and the vehicle has started moving. GPS information is included in this event.

This event is sent as a text notification only, without attached media. Data usage is low, less than 10kb per event.

The dashcam must be connected to constant power for this event to be triggered.

The event can be disabled in Event settings, Bulk Event settings or Organization event settings.

Fence

N/A

Cloud

The driver enters or exits a geofence - see Set a geographic boundary (geofence).

Food and Drink

Distracted

Cloud / In-cabin

The driver is eating or drinking. Example: Drinking a small amount (a sip or two is OK), but not repeatedly. The event kicks in after approximately 20 seconds

G-sensor High

Risky

Cloud / In-cabin

The g-force of the vehicle is higher than it should be, and is even higher than the level that triggers a g-sensor normal event.

For more information, see About g-force.

G-sensor Regular

Risky

Cloud / In-cabin

The g-force of the vehicle is higher than it should be.

For more information, see About g-force.

Obstruction

Distracted

Cloud / In-cabin

The in-cab lens lens is fully covered for more than forty (40) seconds.

Possible Accident

Risky

Cloud / In-cabin

The g-force of the vehicle is very high, indicating a possible collision. For more information, see About g-force.

Possible Fatigue

Distracted

Cloud / In-cabin

A distracted driving event is triggered, and the driver has been driving for at least the configured number of hours in one day, starting from midnight. Example: The driver's head/eyes are not focused on the road.

The default setting is 8 hours, but valid values are between 4 and 20 hours.

Power Disconnect

N/A

Cloud

The dashcam loses power during a trip.

Power Off

N/A

Cloud

The dashcam is shut down.

Power On

N/A

Cloud

The dashcam is turned on.

Sharp left turn

Risky

Cloud / In-cabin

The driver turns left quickly.

For more information, see About g-force.

Sharp right turn

Risky

Cloud / In-cabin

The driver turns right quickly.

For more information, see About g-force.

Smoking

Smoking

Cloud / In-cabin

The driver is smoking.

Speed Limit

Risky

Cloud / In-cabin

The speed is detected with our dashcam GPS. When the driver travels at a speed that exceeds the speed limit configured in the portal, the Speed Limit event is triggered.

Tailgating

Risky

Cloud / In-cabin

The vehicle is too close to the vehicle in front of it, while driving above 5 kilometers per hour.

To ensure accurate alerting on this event, make sure the vehicle is properly calibrated for tailgating events.

Example: If the time to get to a "safe" distance between vehicles is set at 4 seconds. and the driver moves the vehicle into position in say, 3 seconds, then a risky driving event is triggered and sent to the cloud, because the vehicle is deemed to be too close to the vehicle in front.

Tamper

Risky

Cloud

The event is triggered when the cover over the SIM and SD card slots is open. The dashcam detects this based on a magnet under the cover.

Vibration and Tamper events are uploaded directly to the cloud and are not stored on the SD card.

NOTE: When the cover is open or there is no SD card, a white icon with a line through it will show at the bottom of the dashcam screen.

Vibration

Risky

Cloud

The vehicle moves suddenly while in standby mode. This event is triggered when the camera is in standby mode. The event is triggered when a g-force change is detected when the vehicle should not be moving. If the event is set to a video event, the recording only begins after the event is triggered. Example: Another vehicle has reversed into your vehicle.

Vibration and Tamper events are uploaded directly to the cloud and are not stored on the SD card.

If this is set as a video event, the recording only begins after the event has been triggered. This is because the dashcam does not generally record in standby mode.

Wrong PIN code

N/A

Cloud

An incorrect PIN has been entered three times within three minutes. This applies to administrators and for drivers alike.

Events by event type

This section lists the events by event type.

Event type

Events

Accelerometer

Acceleration

De-acceleration

G-sensor High

G-sensor Regular

Possible Accident

Sharp Left Turn

Sharp Right Turn

Speed Limit

Vibration

ADAS events

Tailgating

General events

Active Camera

Button Pressed

Entering Standby

Exiting Standby

Fence

Power Disconnect

Power Off

Power On

Tamper

Wrong PIN code

MV+AI events

About the motion sensor

Risky driving events

Risky driving events are sent to the cloud. Generally, drivers do not get in-cabin alerts when risky driving behaviors are identified. Risky driving events are listed here A-Z.

Distracted driving events

Distracted driving events trigger an in-cabin alert for the driver.

Possible Fatigue is a driving event that sends a notification to the cloud immediately and also displays an in-cabin icon.

The Distracted Driver setting must be turned on to trigger in-cab alerts for any distracted driving events.

Distracted driving events are listed here A-Z.

In-cabin alerts and icons

The in-cabin alert icons are listed A-Z and show the icon that is displayed on the dashcam when the specific driving behaviors are detected, and an alert is triggered.

In-cabin icon

Event

In-cabin icon

Event

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Active camera

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Obstruction

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Acceleration

incabin-event-icons_0006_Possible-Accident.png

Possible Accident

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Cell Phone Use

incabin-event-icons_0004_Sharp-Left-Turn.png

Sharp Turn Left

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De-acceleration

incabin-event-icons_0003_Sharp-Right-Turn.png

Sharp Turn Right

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Distracted Driving

incabin-event-icons_0002_Smoking.png

Smoking

incabin-event-icons_0009_Driver-Unbelted.png

Driver Unbelted

incabin-event-icons_0001_Speed-Limit.png

Speed Limit

incabin-event-icons_0008_Food-and-Drink.png

Food & Drink

incabin-event-icons_0000_Tailgating.png

Tailgating

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Possible fatigue

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