Blake's Legacy: Mandated collision avoidance technology would deliver a rapid transformation in heavy vehicle safety

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By Peter Brewer
March 4 2022 - 6:30pm
The mandating of autonomous active brake assist, which scans the road ahead and brakes a heavy vehicle automatically when required, is seen as having an immediate impact on road trauma. Picture: Mercedes-Benz

Human factors account for 90 per cent of truck accidents and as Australian regulators drag their feet on mandating the latest safety technologies for heavy transport, manufacturers are racing ahead to standardise these features.

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Peter Brewer

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Telling the truth and holding agencies accountable must matter to us all. It's also important to tell the story well, and factually. Contact me at peter.brewer@canberratimes.com.au

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