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Eyes on safety with TIL

Eyes on safety with TIL

NZ Truck & Driver News

 August 2019   
Technology that monitors drivers' eye movements for signs of fatigue and distraction is part of a driver safety package adopted by the TIL Logistics Group, one of New Zealand's biggest logistics and road freight operators.

Driver safety solutions provider Autosense says its deal with TIL aims to "ensure safety on the road for TIL's drivers and other road users."

The agreement will see Autosense provide driver induction, ongoing online training and in-cab simulator training to TIL drivers – and the installation of its Seeing Machines Guardian technology in more than 1000 TIL group vehicles.

TIL Group CEO Alan Pearson says of the deal: "With more than 860 drivers on the road around NZ, having the best possible training, health and safety culture and systems is an imperative for TIL. 

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Technology that monitors drivers' eye movements for signs of fatigue and distraction is part of a driver safety package adopted by the TIL Logistics Group, one of New Zealand's biggest logistics and road freight operators.
Driver safety solutions provider Autosense says its deal with TIL aims to "ensure safety on the road for TIL's drivers and other road users."
The agreement will see Autosense provide driver induction, ongoing online training and in-cab simulator training to TIL drivers – and the installation of its Seeing Machines Guardian technology in more than 1000 TIL group vehicles.
TIL Group CEO Alan Pearson says of the deal: "With more than 860 drivers on the road around NZ, having the best possible training, health and safety culture and systems is an imperative for TIL. 
"We welcome new technologies, such as those provided by Autosense, which allow for better training, greater efficiencies, reporting and oversight. Our priority is to ensure our drivers get home safely and keep the communities in which they drive safe as well – and our investment is a small price to pay to ensure safer roads."
Autosense says that distraction and fatigue are human factors – "everyone at some point suffers from this, but when you're driving this could have tragic consequences.
"Guardian is a real-time driver fatigue and distraction solution that is scientifically proven to reduce fatigue events by upwards of 90%."
The so-called "buddy in the cab" system monitors driver behaviour and eye patterns and immediately triggers alerts to warn the driver if fatigue or distraction is detected. 
The Autosense service will also provide TIL with ongoing driver development, including annual evaluation of drivers on the company's mobile truck simulator. Followup targeted coaching and professional development will be given where required.
Former touring car racing superstar and Autosense "ambassador" Greg Murphy applauds TIL's focus on road safety: "The transport industry is the lifeblood of the economy and the Guardian technology is designed and proven to support the industry and the drivers by lowering the chances of a crash. 
"I really commend TIL for getting on board and making such a commitment to driver training and driver safety within their organisation. This ultimately improves road safety for all road users."
Autosense CEO Charles Dawson adds: "This agreement is a sign of the maturing of the transport industry in taking driver training and road safety seriously. 
"By signing an agreement that involves the total package of driver training, TIL is demonstrating a serious commitment to their people, and keeping them and all road users safe on our roads."  


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