In Hokkaido, where there is a large amount of snowfall, snow removal plays a vital role in maintaining economic activity and preventing traffic accidents. The JVCKENWOOD Group’s dashcams contribute to increasing the safety and efficiency of snowplows.
We provided a Sapporo-based company operating a fleet of about 100 snowplows with dual-lens dashcams that record rear and forward footage to be used on a trial basis. After two years of testing, the dashcams were found to be highly effective in preventing accidents during snow removal operations, investigating and explaining circumstances when complaints were received, and providing safety instructions using the recorded footage.
The increased use of dashcams in snowplows will improve the efficiency and safety of snow removal operations, which will not only reduce the cost of winter road maintenance but also improve overall quality. Since the use of dashcam-equipped snowplows is not yet widespread, the JVCKENWOOD Group will focus its efforts on promoting its dashcams to government and industry organizations in order to expand their use in areas where there is a large amount of snowfall.