Accident Detection and Reconstruction in Geotab

accident detection

The Geotab accident detection and reconstruction feature uses the accelerometer in the Geotab GO device to pin exactly where the accident occurred and how it happened. Geotab’s collection of very granular second by second vehicle and telematics data, provides very accurate accident reconstruction information, which has helped many clients in legal matters. It is one of many key differentiators which sets us apart from the competition.


Possible Accident Alert

Geotab has a rule in the system called Possible Accident. This rule is triggered if the accelerometer detects a change in speed of the G-forces in the forward/braking, side-to-side or up-down direction. If possible, the device will send detailed forensic information about position, speed, and acceleration of the vehicle. This can be emailed or texted to you as soon as the system detects an accident or possible accident. The alert will also show up in the tracking map, which will allow you to send help if required to the drivers location.

    1. Overview and general description of accident reconstruction: Summary | Detailed
    2. The Accident Reconstruction Add-In can be found here.

Dash Camera Solutions for Accident Review

While Geotab can get you information on WHAT happened, combining a camera system such as Surfsight’s AI-12 dash camera will allow you to know HOW it happened.

With Geotab’s open platform, you can find many different camera systems that will integrate with Geotab and will automatically provide you video clips from before and after an possible accident rule has been triggered. This information can be very important for insurance purposes, as well as monitoring driver behaviour i.e texting and driving.

dashcam accident detection breadcrumb trail

Here are a few examples video clips recorded from dash cams before accidents:

Geotab has partnered with various camera providers that are integrated into the system. Please let us know if you are interested in a dash camera solution and we can find the best solution for you.

Here is a link to our Service Plans Comparison page.

This chart shows in detail the different tracking services we provide.

The Pro and Pro+ plans include accident detection, notification and reconstruction with dash camera support.

Accident information on the Pro Plan:

  • Accident data memory buffer records over 100 minutes of second-by-second data — auto detection and upload of last 1.2 minutes on accident
  • Built-In Rules-Based Exceptions – Accident alert
  • Accident reconstruction report

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