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For drivers, there’s the controversial Netradyne Driveri system

Drivers for Amazon, many of whom are third-party contractors driving Amazon vans, learned earlier this year that their vans would start to feature a four-part camera with biometric feedback indicators, according to Insider’s reporting in February. The system monitors if drivers look away from the road, speed, or even yawn, and then can send a live feed of the recording to managers. Some drivers found the practice invasive, and at least one driver quit in protest, he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

When asked for comment about the delivery driver quitting, Amazon provided positive driver testimonials and said to Insider in a statement that it’s “investing in safety across our operations and recently started rolling out industry leading camera-based safety technology across our delivery fleet.”

For warehouse workers, there’s “time off task” and social distancing “assistants”

In April of 2019, Insider reported that the company was instituting a system tracking warehouse workers’ “time off task,” or the amount of time they are not directly working. The system, per Insider’s reporting, can result in a warehouse worker’s termination without directly involving a human supervisor or manager. In a statement to Insider …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Tech


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