Together for Safer Roads (TSR) announced it has entered a a partnership with VisionTrack, including participating on the Truck of the Future pilot program, sponsoring the Everyone Has a Destination distracted driving campaign, and membership on the Global Leadership Council for Fleet Safety.
TSR creates partnerships between purpose-driven companies, government, and community stakeholders to create safer roads and achieve Vision Zero, according to the company's news release. VisionTrack delivers connected vehicle camera solutions underpinned by Autonomise.ai.
The partnership is already underway and VisionTrack has started to implement its video-enabled solutions across fleets who have joined TSR for Truck of the Future.
“Our vision is to create a world where all road-users are kept safe from harm, whether fleet drivers, motorists, cyclists or pedestrians,” said Richard Kent, VP of Global Sales, VisionTrack. “We share a commitment with Together for Safer Roads to eliminate traffic fatalities, and by bringing our leading AI video telematic solutions to the Truck of the Future program, we believe we can further this collective goal.”
According to TSR, there continues to be a significant increase of road crashes, with more than 40,000 people dying in traffic crashes on American roadways in 2020. Trucks represent 12% of total road fatalities, while only making up 4% of the vehicles operating on the road.
The Truck of the Future program identifies and tests solutions to eliminate collisions between large vehicle operators and other road users, with driver visibility a high priority. Utilizing connected cameras and video telematics from VisionTrack, drivers can gain 360-degree visibility around the vehicle, according to TSR.
“The incorporation of new technologies, data and innovative approaches to road safety, is imperative to eliminating fatalities and making roads safe for all,” said Noah Budnick, executive director, TSR. “Partnering with VisionTrack enhances our ability to make Vision Zero a global reality.”