TERNZ Ltd

Te Waka Rangahau me Puukahatanga o Aotearoa

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PETER BAAS

Managing Director

phone: 09 579 2328 ext 104
e-mail: p.baas@ternz.co.nz


Peter has over 30 years of experience in transport research, over 20 in a leadership role.  Over that time has been involved in a wide range of projects that have included: fleet fuel efficiency, log truck safety, school bus safety, driver recruitment and retention, driver fatigue, vehicle roadworthiness, road delineation treatments, the safety and effectiveness of overtaking lanes, vehicle roadworthiness and operator safety management systems.  He has worked in collaboration with teams in the EU, Australia and Canada as well as throughout New Zealand.


Dr JOHN DE PONT

Director of Engineering Research
phone: 09 579 2328 ext 102
e-mail: j.depont@ternz.co.nz

John has over 30 years experience as a researcher with the last 20 years on transport issues. His research interests include vehicle-infrastructure interaction, vehicle dynamics, road roughness, vehicle performance and safety, transport economics, logistics and sustainability. John represented New Zealand on OECD scientific expert groups IR2 and IR6 and managed research element 1 of the OECD DIVINE project. He is the Treasurer and Vice-President for the Pacific region of the International Forum for Road Transport Technology and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems.

Dr SAMUEL CHARLTON

Human Factors Consultant
phone: 
e-mail: samiam@waikato.ac.nz


Samuel is an engineering psychologist with over 20 years experience investigating issues in human factors and applied experimental psychology. He is an Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of Waikato. His recent projects include studies on the distractive effects of cellphone use, the management of vehicle speeds around curves, inadvertent speeding and the FRST project on “self explaining roads”.

MARGARET DE PONT

Office and Information Manager

phone: 09 579 2328 ext 101
e-mail: m.depont@ternz.co.nz


With an extensive library background, Margaret provides office support and information management for all aspects of TERNZ’s work.