The Advanced Safe Truck Concept (ASTC) Project: Defining and Developing Future Products to Enhance Heavy Vehicle Safety
Keywords: Heavy Vehicles
Road safety and road transport sectors acknowledge the need to address heavy vehicle safety, both in terms of reducing the number of crashes and the flow-on impacts on productivity. Advances in technology now enable transport operators to strengthen their ability to measure and monitor in-cab driver performance in real-time as a way of complementing existing company safety policies and further ensuring they meet OHS requirements. This paper outlines a new commonwealth-funded program aimed at better understanding the real-world risks faced by trucking operations and their drivers, and the research undertaken to generate new technological solutions.