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NHVR partners with Motorola on real time safety solutions

As it pursues greater safety, situational awareness and productivity for its workers the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has announced it is investing in a new mobile application with communications giant Motorola.

The new mobile application from Motorola Solutions will deliver vital information such as heavy vehicle registration numbers and driver's licence details to NHVR safety and compliance officers while they are on the move.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) administers a single set of laws for all heavy vehicles over 4.5 tonnes gross, to ensure the industry is compliant with standards for safety and regulatory performance.

NHVR Director of Information and Technology Mark Radovic described the new solution as a game changer, saying it would streamline, standardise and improve the way the organisation carries out on-road compliance nationally.

“Previously, complex daily tasks including calculating the weight of vehicles and issuing traffic infringement notices was quite a manual process,” he said.

“Now officers can complete these activities on-the-go via mobile devices and immediately send the information they capture in the field directly back to base," said Radovic.

“The application is helping our frontline personnel gain access to NHVR intelligence data. It allows them to work more efficiently which means they now have more time to target their engagements with heavy vehicle drivers out on the road and promote national safety.”

A desktop version of the application also enables supervisors and system administrators to monitor information and intelligence as it is captured in the field the NHVR said in a statement.

The mobile application will also help the NHVR meet goals in its Safety and Compliance Regulatory Platform program by integrating and centralising all key heavy vehicle operator information collected on-road, in the one place.

The holistic managed service will initially run for three years with the potential to extend it beyond that to a total of seven years.

The mobile application was developed in partnership with NHVR by Gridstone, the application development firm that Motorola Solutions acquired in 2016.

Motorola Solutions Managing Director Con Balaskas, said the technology was designed to meet specific operational needs of NHVR’s officers while improving safety for all road users.

“By accessing key operational data whenever and wherever they need it, NHVR’s staff can manage their daily tasks more safely and efficiently,” he said.

“For example, the solution quickly alerts officers to potentially dangerous issues involving vehicles and drivers. This enables them to make timely, informed decisions while keeping themselves and community members safe,” Balaskas said.

The solution has already been rolled out in Victoria and will be expanded to the ACT, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia throughout 2020.

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