National Transport Insurance has  announced an partnership with the globally recognised  company, Seeing Machines – an  industry leader in developing Driver Monitoring System (DMS) technology for the automotive, commercial fleet, aviation, rail and off-road markets.

The two companies have apparently come together to form an exclusive partnership that promotes the benefits of Seeing Machines’ Guardian, a fleet solution that detects fatigue and distraction related driver events in real time, for NTI policyholders.

NTI says the partnership will provide customers with a range of differentiated commercial offerings and ‘will extend to a collaborative approach around the analysis and insights of data, collected by Seeing Machines with a view to empower and equip industry and operators with key statistics and insights relating to risk management and insurance’.

Chris Hogarty,NTI’s  chief sustainability officer, says the partnership between NTI and Seeing Machines is ‘built on genuine synergy between values. “We’re committed to the safety and long-term sustainability of Australia’s transport and logistics industry. Together we are ‘walking the talk’, and moving beyond assessing that fleets and transport businesses have safety policies and procedures in place’.

“Our exclusive partnership enables NTI to promote the uptake of Seeing Machines’ Guardian technology, whilst also taking advantage of research opportunities and exchange critical data.”

Seeing Machines’ CEO, Paul McGlone says the adoption of Guardian safety technology is tried and tested in over 16,000 commercial vehicles worldwide. NTI’s offering is a sign of things to come for Australian road safety.

“Seeing Machines works closely with insurers in several countries today. Partnering with NTI in Australia will open up significant opportunities to accelerate growth in our Fleet business locally and create new information based collaboration and services. We are delighted to be working with NTI, who, like Seeing Machines, are focused on customer service as well as road safety,”Paul McGlone says.

NTI says the partnership is a reflection of its commitment to the long-term sustainability of Australia’s transport and logistics industry and the projection of ‘zero heavy vehicle involved fatality rate’ by year 2032, as supported in NTI’s 2019 Major Accident Investigation Report.

The partnership will also explore how Heavy Motor Fleet insurance responds to the incorporation of Seeing Machines’ market-leading and life-saving Guardian technology to reduce heavy vehicle road incidences and improve safety for all road users.