Centre for Road Safety

Time travelling for road safety (1 minute)

Opening title: The Centre for Road Safety's Connected Vehicle Technology Trial, NSW Government waratah logo, Towards Zero logo.

[Traffic moves along a highway.]

Narrator: The Centre for Road Safety is running a trial of connected vehicle technology called the Cooperative Intelligent Transport Initiative, or CITI.

Title: Cooperative Intelligent Transport Initiative, CITI

[Animation shows a red truck following a blue truck. Concentric circles pulse above the trucks. When the red truck draws too close, its circles emit an exclamation mark. On the red truck's dashboard-mounted display, a red collision symbol appears between the two arrow icons that depict the trucks.]

Narrator: Connected vehicle technology enables vehicles to communicate with each other and roadside infrastructure, such as traffic lights, fitted with the same technology to alert drivers about upcoming hazards that could cause a crash.

[Animation shows concentric circles pulse from traffic lights, and from a red car and a blue car which are heading for the same intersection on different roads. The blue car has the right of way through the green traffic light. On the blue car's dashboard-mounted display arrows warn that the red car is coming from the blue car's right. A red collision symbol appears between the two arrows. The blue car stops. The red car drives past, through the red light.]

[A technician wearing a NSW Government safety vest shows a driver the dashboard-mounted display in her car. The small screen sits in the corner of the dashboard behind the steering wheel. The woman drives off.]

Narrator: Our world-leading research into connected vehicle technology is an example of the way we're applying a safe system approach to road safety.

[The Safe System logo is superimposed over traffic on a highway. The circular logo has four segments surrounding a central yellow circle. The circle contains the words, "Towards Zero death and serious injury through a safe system." The four segments are labelled Safe roads, Safe speeds, Safe people and Safe vehicles, each with its own graphic.

Narrator: The safe system approach acknowledges roads, roadsides and vehicles need to be designed to minimise crashes or reduce the impact if a crash does happen.

[Shots of traffic on city streets. The Safe vehicles section of the logo remains visible in the top right of the screen.]

[Shots of traffic on a busy highway and a road near the ocean.]

[A document titled 'Road Safety Plan 2021' is shown, along with a graphic: Reduce deaths and injuries on NSW roads by 30%.]

Narrator: This is just one of the actions being delivered under the Road Safety Plan 2021 to reduce deaths and serious injuries on the NSW road network by 30 per cent by 2021.

[Shots of traffic on freeways.]

Narrator: And help achieve the longer term aspirational goal outlined in the Future Transport strategy of zero trauma on our road network.

End credits: NSW Government logo, Towards Zero logo.

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