Mack, Lytx exploring video for refuse trucks

NIAGARA FALLS, ON – Mack Trucks has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Lytx as it explores the potential of video feeds for refuse vehicles.

The aftermarket Lytx DriveCam is mounted in cabs, recording video images whenever an abrupt lane change or hard-braking event is identified.

Details of the agreement have yet to be finalized, but Mack announced during the Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo that it plans to incorporate the cameras into LR and TerraPro models.

“Lytx DriveCam technology can help improve the safety of those on the roadway, as well as inform fleets of drivers that may need some coaching,” said David Pardue, vice president – connected vehicles and uptime services. “Lytx Video Services Technology also can help with theft prevention, job site monitoring, and driver safety.”

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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