Media Release - Acusensus partners with the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government to make our roads safer

The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government has chosen Acusensus to rollout the world’s first mobile phone detection camera pilot following a competitive tender process.
Acusensus’ pioneering distracted driving automated enforcement solution “Acusensus Heads-Up” will be piloted at two locations in Sydney from January next year.
This follows a successful testing phase of Acusensus’ high tech cameras, where over a 28 day period more than 11,000 drivers were detected using a mobile phone illegally.
Joining NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey at the announcement of the pilot, Acusensus Managing Director, Alexander Jannink said, “We are very pleased to have been selected to partner with the government for this pioneering road safety project.”
“Mobile phone use by drivers is highly prevalent and dangerous. Drivers using a mobile phone have a dramatically increased crash risk, and we know from our system tests that right now up to 3% of drivers will be illegally using a phone.”
The Acusensus safety camera solution visually detects any motorist using a mobile phone illegally, day or night, at any speed and it can be deployed anywhere on the road network, both metro and rural. The quality of the evidence and the high detection performance ensures that anybody who does text and drive will be caught and can be prosecuted.
“Our cutting-edge technology provides the government with an effective tool to enforce illegal phone use and drive behavioural change to reduce the prevalence of distracted driving. This behavioural change will lead to less crashes and safer roads for all of us,” Mr Jannink said.
About Acusensus 
Acusensus was founded to provide solutions to major unaddressed road safety challenges. The company was founded in early 2018, has attracted seed investment and has been sponsored by the University of Melbourne’s Accelerator Program. Acusensus provides enforcement technology to assist road authorities and police drive behaviour change. 
Acusensus has several other public safety products in the pipeline which it believes will contribute to further reductions in road deaths and injuries.
About Acusensus’ Heads-Up Solution 
The “Acusensus Heads-Up” enforcement camera solution automatically detects any driver illegally using their mobile phone, and captures high quality prosecutable imagery of that offence. The solution can detect drivers illegally touching a phone anywhere within the cabin even if they try to hide the phone and hand beneath the steering wheel.
It can operate day and night in all weather conditions and will detect drivers at speeds up to 300km/h. The high detection performance enhances the deterrent effect to ensure that if you do text and drive, you will be caught, and this deterrent effect will lead to reduced distraction and reduced road trauma.
The Acusensus solution involves a number of advanced vehicle detection, image capture and data analysis technologies, the combination of which generates high quality prosecutable evidence 24/7 and ensures any driver illegally using a phone will be detected. 
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