Idrive dual video IoT Devices Include Pod Group Connectivity to Help Fleets Reduce Road Accidents by Over 50%

Published on February 06, 2017

Agreement will Enable Idrive to Incorporate Mission Critical Connectivity into its Monitoring Solutions

Idrive, a California-based company specializing in HD video devices for fleet monitoring, and Pod Group, the expert in connectivity for the M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) industries have today signed an agreement to incorporate multi-network connectivity into Idrive’s dual video fleet monitoring devices.

“One of the biggest concerns for fleet managers is reducing road accidents among their drivers. Idrive´s solution has been designed to accurately record events leading up to and during a collision, helping the fleet manager to understand the causes of the accident and use the footage to train other drivers which has been proven to reduce traffic accidents by 50% or more, according to research* performed by the US Federal Motor Coach Safety Administration,” explains Sean O´Neil, CEO of Idrive.

The idrive X2 is a dual event video recorder which records 2 HD videos simultaneously. Fitted with ultra-wide lenses, this tiny camera can capture events in front of and to the rear of the vehicle, even in the dark and with accompanying audio. Constant data connectivity is essential to provide continued access to the vehicle’s video recorder. When combined with the 3G module using Pod Group’s multi-network data SIM cards, the cameras provide a real time “look-in” to the vehicle, meaning that our clients can monitor and observe their entire fleet at any one time. At the click of a button, live images from inside any selected vehicle can be seen remotely from any device.

In mission critical environments such as this, the resilience of the connectivity is vital. At the time of an accident, vehicles can be located in remote areas with patchy network coverage or roaming across borders. Using multi-network IoT SIM cards which automatically swap between networks if signal is lost is an essential feature of the solution.

“Working with Pod Group allows us to have a SIM solution providing us with excellent global coverage for all of our customers worldwide,” explains Kelli Cosio of idrive Global. “We chose Pod Group as our provider because of the ease of use and competitive pricing and we have received excellent service and support.”

Sam Colley, CEO of Pod Group added: “For applications such as Idrive’s X2, resilient global connectivity and excellent data rates are key to ensuring a first class solution. We are pleased to be helping idrive to expand their solution internationally.”

About Pod Group

Pod Group is a specialist in complete connectivity solutions tailored to Internet of Things (IoT) applications, bringing over 20 years of experience, research and innovation to the mobile connectivity market. With offices across the globe and access to 600+ networks in 185 countries, Pod Group provides global multi-network, multi-IMSI, eUICC and LPWAN connectivity solutions combined with end to end IoT security, centralized connectivity management and a hierarchical billing platform.

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