Vehicle camera and video technology gets the thumbs-up from the operators that are using it receiving an average rating of four out of five.

Just how operators are making use of the latest camera technology is highlighted in the latest research report from Motor Transport and sister title Commercial Motor.

The Hot Topic: Cameras & Video report 2021 reveals that more than half the operators using vehicle cameras say they have seen an improvement in driver behaviour, while 44% say they have seen a fall in insurance claims.

Adoption of cameras and video technology on vehicles has been steadily increasing over recent years, but it is clear that the introduction of the Direct Vision Standard in London in March 2021 has given an additional impetus to adoption. More than two in five respondents in this year’s survey give this as a reason for fitting cameras.

Nevertheless, the biggest reason for adopting the technology, cited by 57% of respondents, is to improve safety standards in the vehicle fleet.

“Our latest camera and video technology research provides essential insight into operators’ strategies in this rapidly developing area,” said MT events and projects editor Hayley Pink.

“It is clear that many operators who have adopted camera and video technology are seeing significant benefits including lower insurance costs and reductions in incident reporting. And operators are keen to see developments in the technologies available such high definition cameras and integration with advanced driver assistance schemes.”

You’ll find a printed copy of the report delivered with this week’s Motor Transport, and you can also download it free of charge at: