Online retail giant Amazon has introduced AI-equipped cameras in the vehicles of their drivers to monitor drivers and warn them against unsafe road practices.
Despite criticism aimed at the company for making their drivers complete up to 200 deliveries every day, Amazon has chosen not to reduce the workload of their drivers. Now, Amazon is set to start using AI-equipped cameras to alert drivers if they're contravening road rules or engaging in harmful practices. Amazon will also use the footage for evaluation purposes.
According to The Information, the Driveri platform being installed in the vehicles is manufactured by Netradyne, a start-up company based in San Diego. The cameras are equipped with four lenses that simultaneously film the road, driver, and both sides of the van.
The cameras operate 100 percent of the time, but they are unable to record audio and cannot be used to watch drivers in real-time. They come equipped with artificial intelligence that identifies...