Centurion applauded for technology roll-out

Local transport company sees encouragement from WA transport minister

Centurion applauded for technology roll-out
Centurion CEO Justin Cardaci with WA Transport minister Rita Saffioti.


Western Australian Transport minister Rita Saffioti has congratulated local transport and logistics company Centurion for its new safety technology roll-out.

Attending the official launch of the fleet-wide integration of Seeing Machine’s Guardian System technology in Centurion’s prime movers and vehicles operated by its contractors, Saffioti says it is encouraging to see companies invest in safety as the government invests in roads.

"Technology is continually helping to keep Western Australians safe on our roads and this initiative from Centurion is encouraging to see," she says.

The Centurion investment in the safety equipment is close to $1.5 million CEO Justin Cardaci says, but the "focus is on the safe and reliable movement of goods and equipment for our customers."

With statistics showing over one-in-five fatal or serious crashes in regional WA involving fatigue and one-in-six fatal global heavy vehicle crashes the fault of drowsy drivers, Cardaci says "as a business we want to set a benchmark for safety in the industy."

"We have rigorous policies and procedures that deal with fatigue, however, the reality is that it remains a major issue in our industry and we need to do all we can to minimise its impact.

"This technology uses an in-cab driver sensor and forward-facing cameras as well as face and eye tracking algorithms, to detect the symptoms of fatigue and alert affected drivers.

"We believe the implementation of this technology across our entire fleet is an industry first and reinforces our commitment to our safety culture and to our goal of zero harm to all involved in our operations."

At present 80 per cent of the fleet has been fitted with the new technology, with the rest to be completed within six months.

"Centurion’s culture of safety is commendable," Seeing Machines’ SVP and GM, Fleet, Rail and Off-Road Paul Angelatos says.

"We are delighted to be working with the team at Centurion to help them protect drivers and improve safety across their fleet, which in turn makes roads safer for the greater communities they serve and operate in." 

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