A new contract with SenSen will lead to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s eye-in-the-sky technology capability developing as an aid to its enforcement and monitoring duties.
This week the NHVR announced its partnership with SenSen, which will deliver rapid deployable artificial intelligence (AI) solutions using vehicle mounted cameras, a drone and solar powered trailers.
“It’s timely and important that we use innovative thinking to make our roads safer,” said Sal Petroccitto NHVR CEO. “We’ve now taken the next step to trial mobile camera technology, across the NHVR’s Southern Operations region, including South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria.
“These cameras will assist the NHVR’s officers in a risk-based approach to safety, ensuring our officers are targeting the biggest road safety risks. On the flip side, smarter camera technology will also help in identifying operators who are doing the right thing, who can then expect to be less regularly intercepted by the NHVR.
“Having the best, most up-to-date information, including information gathered through cameras, helps us to make better decisions about law reform, safety and productivity programs that will make our roads safer for everyone.”
The contract covers the NVHR’s purchase of highly advanced, AI powered and rapidly deployable heavy vehicle monitoring systems including a combination of trailer, vehicle, and drone mounted systems for up to three years.
The regulator’s eye-in-the-sky technology is designed to support NVHR’s stated vision to undertake intelligence-led, risk-based compliance activities, and increase their visibility of heavy vehicle fleet movements across the country.
“Our ability to deliver highly relevant and accurate information on heavy vehicle movements through a combination of drone, trailer and vehicle-mounted solutions in an integrated fashion is an exciting new frontier,” said Dr. Subhash Challa, SenSen’s CEO. “I am delighted SenSen’s AI capabilities delivered through our platform SenDISA have been recognised as critical for this success.”