According to National Heavy Vehicle Regulator manager Peter Austin, technology is already making trucks safer on the road.
Technology already in use such as “lane departure warning”, which vibrates or makes a sound when a driver starts to drift across the line marking to tell them to correct their steering, and “lane keep assist”, which automatically steers the car back into its lane, are helping make road transport safer.
Mr Austin said technology was working well on Australian roads to make it safer and now truck operators can add these technologies on their vehicles. He was one of the people speaking at a Queensland parliamentary inquiry into transport technology.
The inquiry is examining trends in fuel type usage in person transport, freight transport and public transport and how technology is affecting employment in food delivery including electric and driverless cars.