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Introducing a suite of features on the Lytx Driver App designed to help busy drivers get their jobs done more quickly and easily, while keeping them safe

SAN DIEGO — October 25, 2021— Lytx® Inc. today introduced a suite of tools to help drivers take control of their performance, safety, and compliance. The tools, available now on the Lytx Driver App, let drivers use their Android or iOS devices to track and improve their on-road performance – with minimal fleet manager input or intervention.

“With the current global economic situation, drivers are busier and more stressed than ever before,” said Rajesh Rudraradhya, Lytx chief technology officer. “These driver centric tools are an investment to reduce the burden of their day-to-day job, helping them stay positive and motivated as they go about performing a critical service that we all rely on.”

Award-winning features available today in the Lytx Driver App include:

  • Video– The Lytx Driver App gives drivers quick access to video recorded by Lytx DriveCam® Event Recorders. A scrolling feed of video clips provide an objective overview of past trips.
  • Self-Coaching– Leveraging video-playback capabilities, drivers can track their individual performance and focus on driving improvements where they need it most.
  • Performance Metrics– Drivers can access performance trends over a 90-day period, which gives them the ability to track their progress, proactively address new risks, and celebrate improvements. This visibility gives drivers the crucial information they need to drive long-term progress.
  • Driver Recognition– The Lytx Driver App also allows drivers to compare their performance to others, and managers can use the data to set up recognition programs for outstanding safety performance – right within their Lytx Account.
  • Route Risk– Available to the everyone at no cost, this feature helps drivers avoid or manage potential roadway hazards. It alerts drivers to slowing traffic, crashes, inclement weather, pedestrian crossings, children playing, wildlife crossings and other potential dangers. Lytx’s database has analyzed more than 50 million accident reports representing 10 years of crashes across the U.S. to highlight potential hazards. Route Risk is currently available on iOS only.
  • ELD Compliance– With the intuitive Lytx Driver App, drivers can easily record ELD HOS status and complete vehicle inspections from their tablets or smartphones. The dashboard and driving log make it easy for drivers to see when they are on or off duty – and when they are due for a break.
  • Driver ID– Drivers can easily access their individualized QR code along with instructions on how to scan it, eliminating the need to carry and manually scan a physical badge.

Drivers can access these and other features on the Lytx Driver App on their Android or iOS devices when they’re not driving.

“When drivers have access to tools that empower them to excel at their jobs, that can translate to better engagement, more job satisfaction, lower turnover and safer driving,” said Kristin Costas, director of product management at Lytx. “This, in turn, allows managers to focus more on running their operations rather than monitoring individual drivers or technicians in the field.”

About Lytx
Lytx is a leading provider of machine vision- and artificial intelligence-powered video telematics, analytics, safety, and productivity solutions for commercial, public sector, and field service fleets. Our solutions harness the power of video to empower drivers and fleets to be safer and more efficient, productive, and profitable so they can thrive in today’s competitive environment. Our customizable, all-in-one services and programs span driver safetyrisk detectionfleet trackingcompliance, and fuel management. Using the world’s largest driving database of its kind, along with proprietary machine vision and artificial intelligence technology, we help protect and connect thousands of fleets and more than 1.4 million drivers worldwide. For more information about Lytx, visit www.lytx.com@lytx on Twitter, LinkedIn, our Facebook page, or our YouTube channel.

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Mackenzie Offers Free Design Guide to Help Businesses Reopen

(Nokes wrote business case studies for We Build Green Cities, a Prosper Portland program.)

Businesses want to reopen, and they want to be safe. The question is, where does a business begin?  

Mackenziean integrated design firm headquartered in Portland, has published a free, easy-to-use COVID-19 design guide to help businesses create healthier and safer work environments.  

Dietrich WielandMackenzie president, said his staff compiled the guide during the first weeks of the health emergency. He said their clients wanted to know how to retrofit their business spaces and how to redesign projects already in progress.  

“Many clients had an 80-page document for guidance, which is hard for a lot of people to navigate,” Wieland said. “Our simple guide is an interpretation of resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as some state guidance.”  

Wieland said that while some businesses don’t have a landlord willing to work with them, they want to get their doors open. The guide offers advice on how to maintain proper distancing, cleaning, and modifying behavior when it comes to shared spaces and work spacesIt provides ideas on entrances, lobbies, restrooms, conference areas, workstations and other spaces. 

Wieland said Mackenzie is already completing a second version of the guide adding three components: 

  • Site strategy  looking at solutions outside a building, including queuing outside, pickup and dropoff procedures, parking modifications, plazas and roof decks. 
  • How to design new spaces, including reimagining restrooms 
  • Addressing plumbing and mechanical systems. 

Wieland said it’s best to retain a mechanical engineer. “People are surprised to learn that buildings that haven’t been operated in a long time need to have their plumbing flushed out,” Wieland said. “We also address adding fresh air and modifying exhaust systems.  

Wieland also recommends talking with an architect. “The design industry can help business owners through these scenarios,” he said. Sometimes design is about helping people use something in a new way. 

Mackenzie supports the local community and is a corporate member of the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon. This year marks Mackenzie’s 60th anniversary, and they maintain offices in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle and Vancouver, Washington.  

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