TIL adopts face-tracking technology

4 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJune 11, 2019

Autosense TIL Logistics CEO Alan Pearson with AutoSense CEO Charles Dawson.

Ensuring safety on the road for its drivers and other road users is a priority for leading New Zealand transport business, TIL Logistics Group. The company invests significantly in technology and training to support its road safety culture and has recently signed an agreement with driver safety solutions provider, AutoSense.

The agreement will see AutoSense providing induction, ongoing online driver training and in-cab simulator training to TIL drivers, as well as installing Seeing Machines Guardian technology in more than a thousand of TIL‘s fleet vehicles.

Guardian is a real-time driver fatigue and distraction solution that is proven to reduce fatigue events by upwards of 90%. It monitors driver behaviour and eye patterns, with audio alarms and seat vibration alerts activated to warn the driver to re-focus their attention to the road.

Footage is only recorded if an ‘event‘, such as prolonged eye-closure or unacceptable head movement, is detected and it is sent to the business‘ fleet manager for them to action if required. This allows for additional training or support to be put in place for the driver.

TIL is also investing in continuous professional driver development. Utilising the AutoSense mobile truck simulator, TIL is able to evaluate all its drivers on an annual basis and offer targeted coaching and professional development where required.

The agreement further supports TIL‘s commitment to driver safety and utilises some of the best-in-market training and technology solutions, provided by AutoSense.

“With more than 860 drivers on the road around New Zealand, having the best possible training, health and safety culture and systems is an imperative for TIL,” said Alan Pearson, TIL Group CEO. “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 CEO Charles Dawson said the 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.”

AutoSense ambassador, Greg Murphy, has applauded 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.”

Link to demonstration video: https://youtu.be/01n9ixsHmoo