Virtual reality meets road safety in heavy vehicle simulator

HDS Australia has been involved in Heavy Vehicle Route Assessments for many councils. Coorong District Council being our most recent. It’s great to see this new initiative helping to make our roads a safer place.

Heavy vehicle drivers will now be able to practice the difficult South Eastern Freeway descent from the safety of a simulator. A great initiative by the Australian and South Australian governments along with South Australian Road Transport Association to invest in a heavy vehicle simulator with the assistance of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

The simulator will also be used as a research tool to monitor driver behavior and also test road designs before they are even built. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative 2020 Grant program allocated $350,000 for the technology.

An article produced by the NHVR is linked below