‘Safety features and technologies for heavy vehicles’

Publication – Updated

Transport for NSW has recently updated the ‘Safety features and technologies for heavy vehicles’ publication, as of March 2024.

The ‘Safety features and technologies for heavy vehicles’publication highlights a number of vehicle safety features which can help drivers avoid a crash or reduce the severity of a crash. These include ‘crash avoidance technologies’, such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), ‘protective technologies’, including Side Underrun Protective Devices (SUPDs), and ‘general safety’ features and technologies, such as Automatic Crash Notification (ACN) systems.

Transport has recently updated the publication to include the additional safety features, such as:

  • Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) Nearside Turn
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) Turn Across
  • Motion Inhibit.

You can download a copy of the publication here or order a printed copy by visiting Order products | Transport for NSW and entering stock code 45094061. To find out more about Heavy vehicle technology and safety visit Heavy vehicles | Transport for NSW

The publication is intended to be a handy reference to explain a range of technologies that improve heavy vehicle safety and how they operate.