It’s not all about technology: Driver training
For decades, the industry and regulators have rightly placed faith in technology to address safety concerns.
Innovations have led to considerable improvements and the advent of semi and fully autonomous technologies should greatly reduce road fatalities.
The Vision Zero is an ambitious objective which is achievable. However, technology alone will not be sufficient and one needs to complement the approach with proper training scheme. While drivers’ role in future automated trucks is not well defined, one can ascertain that humans will remain in control of the vehicle for many more years. As the technology will progressively upgrade, drivers must know how and when to interact with the machine during the transition phase. It is therefore necessary for the transport industry to cater the training needs.
What are the latest developments in drivers’ training? How are distance learning and new learning channels being deployed? How good is this learning compared to more traditional classroom-style training? What types of training are now the best investments for your business? How can you increase the return on that investment? What set of skills will be needed in the future?