Caruma Technologies  and inthinc Technology Solutions, a provider of safety focused fleet telematics and real-time driver behaviour improvement solutions, have unveiled a partnership to design and develop the  Cam Pro, an intelligent connected camera and software platform for commercial drivers and fleet operators.

Based on Caruma technology, the Caruma Cam Pro will sense and alert drivers to dangers or distractions.

Its two cameras provide high definition (HD) video from inside the vehicle and the vehicle's environment, detecting and recording events such as texting while driving, drowsiness, obstructions in the vehicle path, lane departure or unsafe following distance.

Defined events will trigger inthinc Technology Solution's in-vehicle verbal mentoring to provide real-time feedback to drivers.

The video and data are then sent to Caruma's cloud where it is analysed and processed into visual data and statistical information. This information provides fleet managers with a context-rich picture which can help to improve driver behaviour and increase safety.

Caruma Cam Pro combines computer vision, artificial intelligence and sensor fusion into an open, connected car platform to provide Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) and Driver Monitoring System (DMS) capabilities.

"The top concerns for commercial fleet managers are safety and cost containment," said inthinc Technology Solutions CEO, Todd Follmer. "Our relationship with Caruma gives us access to the latest artificial intelligent vision technology and significantly boosts our current market-leading technology. This will further our ability to safeguard drivers and maximise vehicle efficiencies."

For his part, Caruma Technologies founder and CEO, Chris Carson, added: "We strongly believe vision-based connected vehicle solutions are an important way to save lives as well as to reduce costs.

"We are a strategic technology partner with inthinc to provide solutions that will give fleet managers a competitive advantage."

Under terms of the partnership agreement, inthinc will integrate its mapping and location-based software into Caruma Cam Pro and become a reseller in Caruma's partnership programme.