It’s no secret that companies spy on their workers. What is more amazing is how many cameras are in an Amazon delivery truck. One watching the driver, one on the road, two for side views, and all monitored as desired by the company. The drivers can activate the cameras as well, if they feel concerned for safety. They can also be busted for rolling stops, not wearing a seatbelt, erratic behavior, and more. Punishment includes loss of wages and bonuses, or even ones job. Amazon excuses it as same thing any other company might do.
The technology was first deployed, with numerous errors that reportedly denied drivers’ bonuses after malfunctions, in the US. Last year, the internet giant produced a corporate video detailing how the cameras monitor drivers’ driving behavior for safety reasons. The same system is now being rolled out to vehicles in the UK.