The NZ Transport Agency, along with GO Rentals and HMI Technologies, is running a safety trial using real time messaging through bluetooth technology to visiting drivers.
The first stage of the trial ran from 2 July for a period of 3 months on the state highway between Christchurch to Queenstown.
The NZ Transport Agency on behalf of the Government seeks to deliver efficient, safe and resilient highway solutions for customers.The trial is not specifically targeted at visiting drivers but is working with the programme to judge whether this would be a value add service to the suite of safety measures undertaken by the NZ Transport Agency.
The trial aims to create visibility around the potential of technology to improve safety outcomes in remote locations. This safety initiative is being tested as part of an on-going suite of safety offerings delivered by the Transport Agency.
For more information visit GO Rentals (external link)
The trial will officially conclude at the end of September. Following this there will be a period of evaluation (2 -3 months). Once this has concluded we will update this webpage with the results.
Technology trial to transmit safety messages (external link)