Driver fatigue monitoring cameras to be installed in 4000 Kiwi trucks by years end
An in-vehicle camera technology that analyses the slightest drooping eye or swaying head could be a lifeline for Kiwi truckies nodding off behind the wheel.
A pioneering brand of Australian driver fatigue alert systems is aiming to have about 4000 units on New Zealand roads by the end of the year.
Driver training simulator hits the road
New Zealand Trucking
AutoSense is taking their driver training simulator on a road trip around the country, in an effort to provide better training for heavy and light vehicle drivers. The AutoSense Mobile Truck Simulator is the only one of its kind in New Zealand, with training based on the SAFED style and training customised to suit a company’s common driving situations...
By Brittany Keogh, STUFF
Auckland Transport is trialling "eye-monitoring" technology in a bid to stop bus drivers falling asleep at the wheel.
Some New Zealand trucking companies already use similar devices, which sound an alarm and shake the driver's seat after a camera...
SEEING INTO THE FUTURE – ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE CAMERAS
Lynn Walford, AUTO FUTURES
Cameras watching roads and the faces of drivers are currently proving to be very helpful when it comes to safety and security. But camera video can also act as witnesses and provide data to trigger alerts that warn drivers that they are distracted or drowsy. And, in the near future, cameras can be used with facial algorithms to start the car or even pay for fuel.
By Jared McCulloch, NEWSHUB
As the number of fatal crashes involving truck drivers increases, one company believes artificial intelligence (AI) could help.
It may look like a standard mini-tanker, but a small camera in the truck's cab could be a lifesaver.
Sleeping killer - the transport industry gets a wake up call over fatigue
By Amanda Cropp, STUFF
Transport industry adopts face tracking to save lives
By Nigel Moffiet, Trasporttalk.com.au
Face tracking software is being deployed in a bid to tackle driver fatigue and distraction in the commercial vehicle industry.
Canberra-based technology developer Seeing Machines has created the Guardian driver monitoring system.
NANOGIRL: A SLEEP AT THE WHEEL
By Michelle Dickinson, NZ HERALD
Driving laps around the neighbourhood at 4am is a technique many parents have used to help their restless baby fall asleep.
Now scientists believe they might understand how cars can make us drowsy and their research shows it's not just limited to babies.
TRUCK CLAIM = INSURER PAIN
Trevor Toohill, TruckSure
There has been plenty of chatter in the press and on trucking blogs about truck crashes over the past year. I have written extensively about this and included truckies own discussions and thoughts.
There is no doubt that there is plenty of awareness out there and it would be fair to say that you all know how to fix the problem – but here’s the thing, the problem is not getting fixed.
EYE-CATCHING SAFETY INITIATIVE FOR TRUCK DRIVERS
By Iain MacIntyre, FTD Magazine
New Zealand’s trucking industry appears to be embracing an enterprising NZI safety initiative that entails the country’s largest commercial motor vehicle insurer itself paying for the installation and first six weeks’ application of the Guardian in-cab, eyetracking system.
WHERE THE TECH IS AND WHERE IT ISN'T
By Dave McCoid, NZ Trucking Magazine
Watching the trucking industry start to genuinely twist, contort, adapt and readapt under the rapidly changing technology that’s bombarding it currently, I can’t help but think on a regular basis about areas, able to benefit hugely from technology, that appear to be dragging their knuckles through the sand. One that stands out is driving hours.
WORKSAFE ON OUR ROADS
By Warren Dalzell, for Boardroom Magazine
HSWA, PCBU and Primary Duty of Care, Officers and Due Diligence – of course we know this acronym soup! Are we becoming blasé? Do we wish Worksafe would just go away? Fat chance!
As directors or senior managers, readers are probably Officers as defined by the Health and Safety at Work Act...