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Collision Detection User Guide
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Learn how to leverage telematics data to detect potential collisions using the new Collision Detection Rule in MyGeotab. The new Collision Detection feature reports potential collisions detected by telematics data and allows fleet safety managers to monitor, act, and take measures to mitigate risks.
New Collision Detection
The new collision detection, introduced in February 2024, is a safety feature powered by Geotab’s data models. It is more precise and accurate than the previous collision detection offer.
The previous collision detection feature is the possible collision rule. It determines an event as a collision if the accelerometer detects a change of more than 2.6 G in the forward/braking or side-to-side direction. It does not include a filtering process, which causes false positives.
The new collision detection captures high resolution accelerometer and GPS data for an extended duration when the accelerometer reaches a trigger threshold. It sends this data to the cloud to be analyzed by Geotab models that can more precisely determine whether an event was a collision.
✱ NOTE: This functionality is not available for Commercial Government and FedRAMP Customers yet, but it will be in the near future.
The new collision detection involves two rules in MyGeotab:
Refer to the Enabling collision detection section to learn how to set them up.
To access all the benefits of these rules, you need:
✱ NOTE: If you have a GO7 or GO8 Device, you can set the Major Collision Rule, but the models used for the older devices are less accurate due to hardware limitations.
You can set notifications to be sent out to specific users, such as the rule-breaker, their manager, and other relevant parties when the rules are triggered.
Refer to the Product Guide for details on how to add each notification type.
You can view the events that triggered a collision rule on the Exceptions page.
✱ NOTE: Search for Collision in the Rules field to find and select the Major Collision and Minor Collision rules.