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Heavy vehicle driver acceptance of safety applications in a trial of CITS

Vecovski, V, Wall, J, Elliott, D, McPhedran, R, Tyler, P

Heavy Vehicles

ARSC conference 2016

EXTENDED ABSTRACT: The Cooperative Intelligent Transport Initiative is the first large-scale permanent deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (CITS) in Australia, and the only one in the world to focus on heavy vehicles. Sixty heavy vehicles and three traffic signals have been fitted with CITS. Participating drivers receive visual and auditory safety messages on an in-vehicle display. Messages include collision avoidance warnings and alerts when exceeding the heavy vehicle speed limit or approaching red traffic signals. In February 2016, qualitative research will be conducted to explore attitudes of participating heavy vehicle drivers towards the technology including acceptability, usability, benefits and concerns.