Tech firm gets nod from NHVR to monitor with drones


AI-controlled drones and solar powered trailers for compliance task

Tech firm gets nod from NHVR to monitor with drones
A drone is part of the SenSen solution

Listed artificial intelligence (AI) tech firm SenSen has gained a National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) compliance systems contract involving vehicle mounted cameras, a drone and solar-powered trailers.

SenSen’s solution is to be deployed in the NHVR’s southern operations region, in line with its aim to "undertake intelligence-led, risk-based compliance activities, and increase their visibility of heavy vehicle fleet movements across the country".

"Our ability to deliver highly relevant and accurate information on heavy vehicle movements through a combination of drone, trailer and vehicle-mounted solutions in an integrated fashion is an exciting new frontier," SenSen CEO Dr Subhash Challa said.

"I am delighted SenSen’s AI capabilities delivered through our platform, SenDISA, have been recognised as critical for this success.

"SenSen is pleased to be selected to lead this highly strategic project and establish new partnerships with one of Australia’s leading drone system companies, AVCRM, alongside Microsoft Azure to deliver such advanced AI powered intelligence capabilities to NVHR.

"As part of this project, SenSen will feed all the intelligence gathered from the delivered system into the regulator's Microsoft Azure's intelligence systems."

Starting this month, the initial contract is for one year with an option exercisable by NHVR to extend the contract for an additional two years.

The company hailed the deal as allowing it exposure to all three levels of government – local, state and federal. 


Read how the NHVR views the use of technology, here


NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said the contract was the next step into delivering new and innovative ways to make Australian roads safer for everyone

"It’s timely and important that we use innovative thinking to make our roads safer," Petroccitto said.

"We’ve now taken the next step to trial mobile camera technology, across the NHVR’s southern operations region – including South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria

"These cameras will assist the NHVR’s officers in a risk-based approach to safety – ensuring our officers are targeting the biggest road safety risks

"On the flip side, smarter camera technology will also help in identifying operators who are doing the right thing, who can then expect to be less regularly intercepted by the NHVR.

"Having the best, most up-to-date information, including information gathered through cameras, helps us to make better decisions about law reform, safety and productivity programs that will make our roads safer for everyone."

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