Lytx Inc., formerly DriveCam Inc., announced it has been granted a series of U.S. patents that support new innovations in its video-based driver safety solutions. The company is a global leader in delivering driver safety and compliance solutions.

The company was issued five patents in 2013, and it filed applications for 18 additional patents. In total, Lytx had 20 issued patents and 32 more pending, as of March 31 of this year.

The new patents cover aspects of the key components of the Lytx process: “Sense, Predict, Prevent.” Included are new innovations in predicting driving risk.

“We continue to expand the company’s patent portfolio as part of our ongoing focus on delivering innovative solutions to our clients,” said Drew Martin, Lytx chief information officer. “We believe the newly issued patents -- and those we have applied for -- continue to enhance the strength and diversity of our portfolio. These patents cover the predictive analytics we use to deliver insights, coupled with innovations in coaching and management tools that change behavior and drive results.”

Lytx harnesses the power of data to change human behavior and help good companies become even better, the company said. Its flagship product, DriveCam Powered by Lytx, improves fleet safety by combining data and video analytics with real-time driver feedback and coaching. The result is decreased collision-related costs and fuel consumption.

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Using its patented Lytx Engine, the DriveCam Program scores, prioritizes and tracks driving behavior results to identify improvement opportunities to increase safety. In-vehicle video captures driving behavior, which is reviewed and scored. Results are then passed on to the fleet safety or operations manager to coach driver improvement.

Fleets manage the DriveCam Program through DriveCam Online, a Web-based portal. With 24/7 secure access, DriveCam Online provides the important information fleets need to monitor fleet performance, prioritize events for coaching, and provide the necessary tools to improve driver behavior, the company said. Featuring dashboards, alerts and configurable reports, DriveCam Online is key to the success of driver performance management.

Additionally, Lytx RAIR Compliance Services helps DOT-regulated fleets comply with safety rules, complementing the DriveCam Program. Lytx solutions protect more than 950 commercial and government fleet clients worldwide.  

“Our clients realize significant ROI by lowering operating and insurance costs, while achieving greater efficiency and compliance,” the company said. “Most of all, we strive to help save lives – on our roads and in our communities -- every day.”

Lytx is privately held and headquartered in San Diego. For more information, visit

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet