The role of a tri-axial accelerometer in an IVMS system

Modern IVMS systems, such as Digicore’s DCA300 and DCA400 series systems, come standard with a solid-state tri-axial accelerometer included as part of the product.

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The art of detecting harsh driving is a complex business, as bumps and crashes experienced by a vehicle (and as such the IVMS unit) are also affected by the condition of the road. There is however a simple way of ascertaining where a problem lies: if all drivers receive the ‘harsh driving’ rating in a certain spot, then the condition of the road needs to be revisited, with consideration for possible warning signs. If however any given driver constantly receives a ‘harsh driving’ rating when nobody else (using the same roads) does, then there obviously is a problem with that particular driver’s driving style and it needs to be addressed.

The Digicore IVMS system comes with tri-axial accelerometers for which the parameters can be changed over the air. This enables our IVMS customers to do tests and to then calibrate their systems to enforce a highly customised, acceptable driving style and behaviour. Get too many ‘harsh driving’ this image signifies that the IVMS has indicated that a harsh acceleration has occured warnings across a large number of drivers? Changes are the system is too stringent and needs to be wound back a bit. Nobody ever gets a ‘harsh driving’ this image signifies that the IVMS has indicated that a harsh acceleration has occured warning? Chances are the system is too relaxed and needs to be elevated somewhat.

Digicore’s IVMS makes it easy for you to make it do exactly what your site needs – contact us today for a no-obligation trial on your site and let us demonstrate to you why our ability to accurately calibrate our IVMS system to your needs have made us Australia’s #1 IVMS provider.