Understand and benefit from driving events and alerts

Our dashcam is designed to observe your behavior in-cab and to observe the road during your trips in order to help you improve your driving, save lives and excel at your job. Based on these observations, the dashcam alerts you with visual and audio indications and can also send events to the cloud.

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Distracted driving alerts and events

Distracted driving events are designed to help coach you in better driving habits. Therefore, the first alert you receive is only triggered in-cab. If you do not change your driving behavior, you are alerted again and a video event is created and uploaded to the cloud to be viewed by the administrator at your company.


This functionality is configurable. Your company may have changed defaults, in which case events may be sent to the cloud in a different way than is described here.

Distracted driving includes:

Alert icons

The icon changes depending on the type of event. For risky driving events, the icon is a car:


For distracted driving events, the icon refers to the type of distracted driving. For example, when smoking is detected, the icon is a cigarette.

Risky driving

Risky driving events are configured to alert you and send an event to the cloud at the same time. These events include:

How it works

Alerts and events are supported by a technology called machine vision (MV) and artificial intelligence (AI), which helps you correct distracted driving as it occurs. Data is collected when your dashcam is online and the vehicle is in motion, and analyzed to detect distracted driving and risky driving events. You receive visual and audio alerts when an event is identified.

In addition, our MV+AI technology uses lens as a sensor. This means that even if video recordings are turned off, distracted driving events and risky driving events can still be detected; even if the dashcam is not recording you, you can still receive alerts for distracted driving events. This is a huge advantage, designed to assist you in constantly maintaining safe driving habits with or without video.


Lytx MV+AI technology is a driver aid only. Drivers should never wait for a warning before taking measures to avoid an accident. Lytx MV+AI distraction detection and alerting technology is designed to respect driver privacy and does not collect, store or use any biometric identifiers or biometric information (i.e., scans of facial geometry) to detect distracted driving behaviors. See https://surfsight.com/driver-information/

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