WITH heavy vehicles involved in more than 10% of incidents on NSW roads, a new application of management technology for trucks and large vehicles could prove instrumental in improving the safetyof Australia’s roads for all users.
While road and transport authorities regularly review methodsto reduce road fatalities, vehicle management information systems supplier Minorplanet Asia-Pacific, plus electronic security company ADT Security, has partnered to work towards becoming a certified Intelligent Access Program (IAP) Service Provider. IAP is a voluntary program providing heavy vehicle operators with improved access to the Australian road network. In return, road and transport authorities will utilise vehicle telematics solutions to monitor heavy vehicle operators’ compliance with specific access arrangements.
CEO of Minorplanet Martin Ryan said, “The IAP is a real breakthrough for improving road management, with authorities ableto use it to ensure the compliance of heavy vehicle operators withtheir agreed routes which will ultimately contribute to safer roads.
“The two companies have made a significant investment towards producing a single in-vehicle unit (IVU) that fulfils all regulatory and business management needs and is supported by an independentand secure service provider.
“When used in conjunction with the Minorplanet VMIgreenlight functionality, information from the IVU can be provided to heavy vehicle operators on driver behaviour to assist improving the safety performance of business operations,” he said.
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