Commercial vehicles in Nottinghamshire were fitted with video cameras this summer to capture footage of the highway ahead, to be used in training material delivered by road safety company Esitu Solutions.
The company has developed bespoke training packages for employers whose drivers take part by donning virtual reality headsets. Participants are asked to identify perceived hazards around them, in order to assess their driving competency and determine the level of risk they pose behind the wheel.
One of the company’s two founders, Dr Victoria Kroll has tailored the training based on her own peer-reviewed papers about highway safety. She was also a guest of Connected Places Catapult at the International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany in May, as part of a cohort of firms from last year’s Transport Research and Innovation Grants programme identified as showing commercial promise.