Te Waka Rangahau me Puukahatanga o Aotearoa


Human Factors

ncreasingly transport systems are being designed around people, their requirements and their capabilities. Most of our projects have a human-centred approach.

Current and recent projects

Self explaining roads for sustainable communities:
This large and long-term project aims to improve the road safety and liveability of existing urban and suburban roads. The first project area is in Point England in Auckland and we are working closely with the Auckland City Council.

The health and fitness of log truck drivers:
Working with the Log Transport Safety Council, we have evaluated the health and fitness of log truck drivers and identified some significant health and lifestyle issues. We are now helping the LTSC to conduct a health and fitness trial for log truck drivers.

The distractive effects of cell phone use
The aim of this project was to investigate the differences between passenger and hands-free cellphone conversations. The data suggested that conversation suppression is a key factor in maintaining driving performance and that visual access to the driver’s situation is not sufficient to produce conversation suppression


    Other projects:

  • The intersection between Highway 27 and Paeroa-Tahuna Road
  • Driver perception of road markings in the Bay of Plenty
  • Fatigue and fitness for duty of truck and taxi drivers
  • Speed Management around curves