Vision Zero is a noble goal for trucking, but it is a goal which will be far easier said than done.
At the heart of the sector’s ambitions lies automated technology, with everything from advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to Level 4 and 5 autonomy expected to play a part. However, the sector must realise that technology alone will not be enough. Implementation of safety-first cultures and driver training will also be key, as will clear regulatory guidance.
Can the sector achieve Vision Zero? Developers are confident this mantra is not as utopian as it may sound. And no price can be put on the thousands of lives that could be saved in pursuit of a world with zero truck-related crashes, injuries and fatalities.
In this report:
- Executive summary
- Is Vision Zero achievable in trucking?
- For truckmakers, Vision Zero is a lifetime project without a finish line
- Tech alone not enough to realise a Vision Zero future for trucking
- Truck sector calls for “widespread adoption” of crash avoidance technology
- Vision Zero trucking must address vulnerable road users and underrides
- Combining efficiency with safety will encourage Vision Zero fleet adoption
- ZF lays out new safety strategy for ‘trucks that care’
‘Special report: Is Vision Zero achievable in trucking’ presents insight from:
- Daimler Trucks
- Scania Trucks
- Wilson Logistics