Coverage/Comment of study findings: CRC-P Advanced Safe Truck Concept - Development and assessment of an advanced driver state monitoring sensing suite to asses distraction and fatigue in truck and car drivers in real-time.

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Media coverage and expert comment of the presentation of the findings from the Australian Government CRC-P funded Advanced Safe Truck Collaboration. The ASTC program brought together Seeing Machines, Ron Finemore Transport, Volvo Trucks Australia and Monash University Accident Research Centre.

Period9 Mar 2020 → 1 May 2020

Media coverage

27

Media coverage

  • TitleHi-Trans in huge Seeing Machines fleet rollout
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletATN - Australasian Transport News, National
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/SizeWords: 315
    CountryAustralia
    Date1/05/20
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleMonash University uses world-leading technology to help Chinese truck drivers cope with fatigue driving [蒙纳士大学用世界前沿的技术帮助中国卡车司机应对疲劳驾驶]
    Media name/outletChina.com; China News; Sohu.com; Tencent news
    Media typeWeb
    CountryChina
    Date7/04/20
    Producer/AuthorRelease: Xiaoxue
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • Title EDITORIAL | Trucking fatigue study applies to mariners
    Media name/outlet Baird Maritime (ausmarine)
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date6/04/20
    DescriptionDiscussion of ASTC program findings, noting applicability to maritime industry

    Producer/AuthorNeil Baird
    URLhttps://www.bairdmaritime.com/ausmarine/featured/editorial-trucking-fatigue-study-applies-to-mariners/
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleEye on tired truck drivers
    Degree of recognitionLocal
    Media name/outletStonnington Leader
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size178 words, p.10
    CountryAustralia
    Date24/03/20
    Producer/AuthorIan Royall
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleHi-tech eye on tired, distracted truck drivers
    Media name/outletLeader - Moreland (Australia); Leader - Northern (Australia); Leader - Diamond Valley News (Australia)
    Duration/Length/Size127 Words
    CountryAustralia
    Date23/03/20
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleWorld-first study on fatigue and distraction causes
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBig Rigs
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size250 words, p.14
    CountryAustralia
    Date20/03/20
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleWorld-first study tests distraction and fatigue in truck drivers
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletgetindustry.com.au (Online)
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size584 words
    CountryAustralia
    Date19/03/20
    URLgetstem.com.au/world-first-study-tests-distraction-and-fatigue-in-truck-drivers/
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • Title’Significant’ safety benefits for tired truckies
    Degree of recognitionLocal
    Media name/outletLeader - Heidelberg (Banyule, Australia)
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size122 Words, p.9
    CountryAustralia
    Date17/03/20
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleEye on tired truck drivers
    Degree of recognitionLocal
    Media name/outletMonash Leader, Greater Dandenong Leader (Print) Progress Leader (Print)
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size178 words
    CountryAustralia
    Date17/03/20
    Producer/AuthorIan Royall
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleWORLD-FIRST STUDY TESTS DRIVER FATIGUE
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletNorthern Miner
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size90 words
    CountryAustralia
    Date12/03/20
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleRoad Safety minister endorses leading driver monitoring technology
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletPrime Mover Magazine
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size486 words
    CountryAustralia
    Date12/03/20
    URLhttps://www.primemovermag.com.au/news/article/road-safety-minister-endorses-leading-driver-monitoring-technology
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleWORLD-FIRST STUDY TESTS DRIVER FATIGUE
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletHerbert River Express
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size100 words
    CountryAustralia
    Date11/03/20
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleWorld-first study tests distraction and fatigue in truck drivers
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/SizeWords: 765
    CountryIndia
    Date10/03/20
    Producer/AuthorIndia Education Diary Bureau Admin
    URLhttps://indiaeducationdiary.in/world-first-study-tests-distraction-and-fatigue-in-truck-drivers/
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleGuardian technology developed by Australian developer Seeing Machines is saving drowsy and distracted drivers before it is too late
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletSouthern Cross Victoria Ballarat, Ballarat, Nine News Western Victoria;Southern Cross Victoria Gippsland, Sale, Nine News Gippsland; Southern Cross Victoria Bendigo, Bendigo, Nine News Central Victoria
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size1mins 45secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    Producer/AuthorJo Hall
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleFATIGUE AND DRIVER DISTRACTION RISKS RESULTS UNVEILED
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletowner driver
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1316 words
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    URLhttps://www.ownerdriver.com.au/industry-news/2003/fatigue-and-driver-distraction-risks-results-unveiled
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleWake up call: World-first technology created by Australian developers is saving drowsy and distracted drivers before it's too late.
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletChannel 9, Melbourne, National Nine News; also; Light FM (Melbourne)Southern Cross Albury (Albury)Southern Cross Shepparton (Shepparton)Southern Cross Victoria Ballarat (Ballarat)Southern Cross Victoria Bendigo (Bendigo)Southern Cross Victoria Gippsland (Sale)Southern Cross Victoria Swan Hill (Swan Hill)Southern Cross Victoria Warrnambool (Warrnambool)
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size1:51
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    Producer/AuthorSteph Anderson, Peter Hitchener
    URLhttps://twitter.com/9NewsMelb/status/1237282340235292672
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleFATIGUED AND DISTRACTED TRUCK DRIVER CRASH RISK DEFINED
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletAustralian Transport News (ATN)
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    URLhttps://www.fullyloaded.com.au/industry-news/2003/fatigued-and-distracted-truck-driver-crash-risk-defined
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleHow fatigue and distraction impacts truck crashes
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletHerald Sun; also: Cairns Post, The Mercury, The Courier Mail, Geelong Advertiser; Townsville Bulletin, Northern Territory News, Adelaide Now, Gold Coast Bulletin, Weekly Times Now
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/SizeWords: 283
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    Producer/AuthorIan Royall
    URLhttps://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/how-fatigue-and-distraction-impacts-truck-crashes/news-story/afa93dd1af54e714dc8c6b5decdbfa6a
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleEYE ON TIRED TRUCKIES
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletHerald Sun/Sunday Herald Sun/Home Magazine (Melbourne, Australia)
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size86 Words, page 9
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleTiredness crash risk for truckies
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletMercury (Hobart, Australia)
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/SizeWords: 98, p.11
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleA world-first technology is tracking eye movements of truckies for the earliest signs of fatigue. The technology is hoping to significantly reduce road trauma.
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletChannel 7, Melbourne, Seven News Vic; also: Prime7 Albury (Albury); Prime7 Ballarat (Ballarat); Prime7 Bendigo (Bendigo); Prime7 Gippsland (Sale); Prime7 Mildura (Mildura); Prime7 Shepparton (Shepparton); Prime7 Swan Hill (Swan Hill); Prime7 Warrnambool (Warrnambool); Southern Cross Darwin (Darwin)
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size1mins 25secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    DescriptionA world-first technology is tracking eye movements of truckies for the earliest signs of fatigue. The technology is hoping to significantly reduce road trauma. There was a significant decrease in microsleeps during the nine-month trial.
    Producer/AuthorMike Amor
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleA landmark study analysing truck driver performance has revealed how risky fatigue and distraction can be for big truck drivers
    Media name/outletWIN Canberra, Canberra, WIN News; WIN Ballarat , Ballarat, WIN News,WIN Gippsland WIN Shepparton, WIN Rockhampton,
    Duration/Length/Size1mins 41secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    Producer/AuthorBruce Roberts
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitlePaul commends the researchers of the Monash University and the 100 truck drivers that were involved in the landmark study analysing truck driver performance
    Media name/outlet2SM, Sydney, Breakfast; also: 2EL (Orange)2HC (Coffs Harbour)
    Duration/Length/Size2mins 40secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    Producer/AuthorDave Sutherland
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleWorld-first study tests distraction and fatigue in drivers
    Media name/outletmiragenews.com
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/SizeWords: 1362
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    URLhttps://www.miragenews.com/world-first-study-tests-distraction-and-fatigue-in-drivers/
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleWorld-first study tests distraction and fatigue in drivers
    Media name/outletThe National Tribune
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/SizeWords: 1509
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    URLhttps://www.nationaltribune.com.au/world-first-study-tests-distraction-and-fatigue-in-drivers/
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleWorld-first study tests distraction and fatigue in drivers
    Media name/outletMedianet, An AAP Business
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/SizeWords: 1511
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    URLhttps://www.medianet.com.au/releases/185108/
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleFatigued, distracted truck drivers 11 times more likely to crash confirms world-first Monash study
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletPrime Mover Australia
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date9/03/20
    URLhttps://www.primemovermag.com.au/news/article/fatigued-distracted-truck-drivers-11-times-more-likely-to-crash-confirms-wo
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleGuardian Angel
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletATN - Australasian Transport News
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size1613 words, 4 pages
    CountryAustralia
    Date1/05/20
    URLhttps://www.fullyloaded.com.au/
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris, Judith Charlton, Michael Lenne, Mark Parry, Darren Wood
  • TitleA study has revealed truck drivers are 11 times more likely to crash when fatigued and distracted. Monash University Accident Research Centre Professor Michael Fitzharris states wearable technology
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outlet2AY (AM radio)
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size0mins 24secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    Producer/AuthorNewsreader
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleA study has revealed truck drivers are 11 times more likely to crash when fatigued and distracted. Monash University Accident Research Centre Professor Michael Fitzharris states wearable technology
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outlet2NM, Muswellbrook; also POWER FM Hunter Valley (Muswellbrook)
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size0mins 23secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleInterview with Michael Fitzharris, Associate Professor, Monash University Accident Research Centre. James discusses researchers at Monash University have conducted a study to develop a driver monitoring
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletABC Illawarra, Wollongong, Breakfast, Melinda James
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size6mins 16secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    Producer/AuthorMelinda James
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleInterview with Michael Fitzharris, associate professor, Monash University Accident Research Centre. Parker notes Monash University Accident Research Centre study is working with truck drivers
    Media name/outletABC Central Victoria, Bendigo, Breakfast, Fiona Parker
    Duration/Length/Size7mins 27secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    Producer/AuthorFiona Parker
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleInterview with Dr Michael Fitzharris, Researcher, Monash University Accident Research Centre. Moon understands a technology has been recently introduced to look into the driver's eyes
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletABC Goulburn Murray, Wodonga, Breakfast, Sandra Moon.
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size7mins 08secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    Producer/AuthorSandra Moon
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleWake Up Call
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletChannel 7, Melbourne, Seven News; also: Prime7 Albury (Albury); Prime7 Ballarat (Ballarat); Prime7 Bendigo (Bendigo); Prime7 Gippsland (Sale); Prime7 Mildura (Mildura); Prime7 Shepparton (Shepparton); Prime7 Swan Hill (Swan Hill); Prime7 Warrnambool (Warrnambool); Southern Cross Darwin (Darwin)
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size1mins 34secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    DescriptionWorld's first technology is detecting truck drivers who are at risk of falling asleep. The safety system could soon be available to all new cars sold in Australia. The system can catch sleepy drivers by monitoring blinking and body temperature. One hundred truckies have tested the system over nine months in a simulator. An alarm goes off and sends a message to the trucking company if the driver starts to sleep.
    Producer/AuthorLouisa Cheatley, Peter Mitchell
    URLhttps://twitter.com/7NewsMelbourne/status/1237281973908865024
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris, Michael Lenne, Mark Parry, Stephen Osmond
  • TitleAustralian researchers have had a road toll breakthrough and a life-saving technology
    Media name/outlet10 News First Melbourne; also: Ten Darwin (Darwin)WIN Ballarat (Ballarat)WIN Bendigo (Bendigo)WIN Gippsland (Sale)WIN Hobart (Hobart)WIN Mildura (Mildura)WIN Shepparton (Shepparton)
    Duration/Length/Size 1mins 45secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    Producer/AuthorYasmon Paton, Jennifer Keyte
    URLhttps://twitter.com/10NewsFirstMelb/status/1237271564409765888
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleWorld-first technology is detecting truckies at risk of falling asleep.
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletSeven Tasmania, Hobart, Nightly News
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size1mins 32secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    Producer/AuthorPeter Murphy
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleAustralian researchers have had a road toll breakthrough and a life-saving technology a
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletChannel 10, Adelaide, 10 News First, also WIN Mt Gambier (Mt Gambier), WIN Riverland (Berri)
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size1mins 43secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    Producer/AuthorRebecca Morse
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleCanberra-based company Seeing Machines has made technology which detects if a truck driver is drowsy or distracted to prevent crashes
    Media name/outletChannel 9, Adelaide, Nine Afternoon News; Channel 9 Darwin (Darwin)Imparja Alice Springs (Alice Springs)
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size1mins 42secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    Producer/AuthorWill McDonald
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleAustralian company Seeing Machines has made technology which detects if a driver is drowsy or distracted to prevent crashes involving tired drivers.
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletChannel 9, Melbourne, Nine Afternoon News; also Southern Cross Albury (Albury)Southern Cross Shepparton (Shepparton)Southern Cross Victoria Ballarat (Ballarat)Southern Cross Victoria Bendigo (Bendigo)Southern Cross Victoria Gippsland (Sale)Southern Cross Victoria Swan Hill (Swan Hill)Southern Cross Victoria Warrnambool (Warrnambool)
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size1mins 29secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    Producer/AuthorAlicia Loxley
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleWork is underway to reduce the number of truck drivers being killed
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletChannel 9, Sydney, Nine Afternoon News; NBN Central Coast (Gosford)NBN Coffs Harbour (Coffs Harbour)NBN Lismore (Lismore)NBN Newcastle Hunter (Newcastle)NBN Tamworth (Tamworth)Southern Cross ACT (Canberra)Southern Cross Nine Central West (Orange)Southern Cross Wagga Wagga (Wagga Wagga)Southern Cross Wollongong (Wollongong)
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size1mins 44secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    Producer/AuthorDavina Smith
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleInterview, ABC 12:00 News
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletABC Riverina, Wagga Wagga
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size0mins 56secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleInterview, 12:00 News
    Media name/outletBAY FM, Geelong, 12:00 Newso
    Duration/Length/Size0mins 26secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleA landmark study has shown that truck drivers are 11 times more likely to crash when fatigued and distracted.
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outlet3AW, Melbourne, 10:00 News; also: 2AY (Albury)3BA FM (Ballarat)3CS (Colac)3NE (Wangaratta)3SH (Swan Hill)3WM (Horsham)3YB (Warrnambool)Coast FM (Warrnambool)Magic 1278 (Melbourne)Mixx FM Hamilton (Hamilton)Mixx FM Horsham (Horsham)SEN (Melbourne)
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size0mins 24secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    Producer/AuthorNewsreader
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleInterview with Michael Fitzharris
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletABC Radio Melbourne, Melbourne, Mornings with Virginia Trioli
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size4mins 05secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    Producer/AuthorVirginia Trioli
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleInterview with Michael Fitzharris
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletABC Riverina, Wagga Wagga, Breakfast
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size13mins 23secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    Producer/AuthorSimon Wallace
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleA landmark study reveals (News)
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outlet5AA, Adelaide, 07:30 News
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size 0mins 24secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleA landmark study (News)
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outlet3AW, Melbourne, 07:30 News
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size0mins 25secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleResearch shows that truck drivers are 11 times more likely to crash when fatigued
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletCurtin FM, Perth, 07:00 News
    Media typeRadio
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleResearch shows that truck drivers are 11 times more likely to crash when fatigued and distracted.
    Media name/outlet98.5 Sonshine FM, Perth, 07:00 News; Triple M Albany (Albany)Triple M Bunbury (Bunbury)
    Duration/Length/Size0mins 24secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris
  • TitleInterview with Michael Fitzharris, Associate Director of Accident Research Centre
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outlet3AW, Melbourne, Breakfast, Ross Stevenson and John Burns
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size4mins 15secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/03/20
    PersonsMichael Fitzharris

Other

TitleLaunch of the findings from the CRC-P ASTC program, with Hon Scott Buchholz MP, Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport
LocationMonash University Accident Research Centre, MONASH UNIVERSITY, Victoria, Australia
Period10 Mar 2020

Keywords

  • fatigue
  • distraction
  • trucks
  • car
  • safety
  • road trauma
  • crash
  • technology
  • partnerships