The Samsara Vehicle Gateway (VG) automatically detects the vehicle type and configures the settings for harsh events relative to the vehicle. For example, harsh brake and harsh turn events are calculated differently for a passenger vehicle versus a heavy duty vehicle. By default, Samsara configures the harsh event g-force threshold for each vehicle type:
Heavy Duty: 0.35G
Light Duty: 0.4G
To configure the harsh event settings for your fleet:
Select the Settings icon ( ) at the bottom of your Fleet menu to view dashboard settings.
From within Fleet, select Safety > Harsh Events.
Select the default Vehicle Type for vehicles in your fleet (Automatic, Passenger Car, Light Truck, Heavy Duty).
Adjust the Harsh Event Sensitivity for each harsh event category (Harsh Acceleration, Harsh Brake, Harsh Turn) for all vehicle types or configure each vehicle type:
To adjust the sensitivity settings for all vehicle types, use the slider to select the intensity from OFF to MAX for each harsh event category.
The g-force threshold for each vehicle type automatically adjusts to the intensity setting.
To configure settings for each vehicle type, enable Advanced Options and use the slider to select the intensity from OFF to MAX for each harsh event category and vehicle type.
The g-force threshold automatically adjusts to the intensity setting.
Save to confirm the settings.