Vehicle safety technologies and telematics
HSE and the Department for Transport commissioned TRL to explore the potential safety benefits of safety technologies in vehicles. This involved them:
- conducting a literature review focused on evaluations of the impact of these technologies on work-related road safety (specifically, crash risk)
- leading in-depth interviews with representatives of organisations who had implemented technology-based safety monitoring in their fleet and stakeholders and experts who provided further insights into factors affecting successful implementation
The research covers technologies such as telematics, drowsiness and distraction systems, and collision warning systems which could help employers monitor safety-related events or driver behaviours to support learning and safety improvements.