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Telematics
Teletrac Navman announces AI-powered Smart Dashcam
Teletrac Navman has announced the launch of the Smart Dashcam, a camera that utilises technology with AI-enabled features.
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Apps
Deliveroo takes rider safety seriously with new advisory panel
The panel includes 10 Deliveroo riders from across the country, who will meet once a month to discuss rider safety and raise awareness about what issues they face on the roads.
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Autonomous Vehicle
Aussie drivers doubtful of autonomous vehicle benefits
“Some of the common concerns included possible technology malfunctions, hacking and privacy issues, who was legally liable, problems with mixed traffic environments and losing the enjoyment of driving a car themselves."
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Smart Home
Dashcams save lives & wallets, says insurer
Dashcams are lifesavers – and more people should consider investing in them, according to QBE Insurance and road safety organisation Brake.
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Smartphone
NZ needs better tech to catch drivers who can't put their phones down
Put down your mobile phone if you’re driving – or risk getting snapped.
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Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar EV's new sound alert for blind pedestrians
One of the original sounds included one inspired by sci-fi spacecraft, but instead of looking at the road, pedestrians ended up looking at the sky.
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Jaguar Land Rover
Eye spy: Jaguar Land Rover trials 'eye pods' on autonomous vehicles
Some of us may wonder if we can trust one of those vehicles to stop for us when we’re crossing the road.
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Hackathon
NZTA hosting hackathon for ideas to make roads safer
Developers, tech experts and people with engineering or transport backgrounds will come together with to improve the public transport system.
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Online learning
Online training could make New Zealand roads safer
Higher Ed and business worlds meet with hopes to improve road safety with innovative online driver education simulations and research.
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#SlowDown
Online projects to raise awareness this Road Safety Week
"By listening to their ideas and experiences I hope their voice will be heard and their needs will be more visible."
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Education
Driving app targets young motorists
An interactive online driving tool called eDrive has been launched to help young New Zealand drivers learn basic road safety skills before getting behind the wheel.