fatigueHACK: Innovate / Save Lives
18-20 April 2018
Falling asleep at the wheel of a truck can be fatal. Fatal for the truck driver and other people around them.
The current system that tells drivers how long to drive for and when to take breaks – simply isn’t working. Drivers are not robots – they are human and fatigue is a human state. A biological condition. Yet we manage driver fatigue by counting hours and minutes and do not consider the individual.
Even in the midst of a technological revolution truck drivers are bound by law to carry and fill out a paper work diary. This offers no way to recognise that fatigue manifests differently for different individuals, with different health status and in different contexts and conditions.
Fatigue laws are hard to understand and there are complex conditions around when and for how long drivers must take rest breaks. A minute over and they face a $600 fine.
It’s time to find a more innovative solution. A voluntary solution that can help drivers recognise and manage their own personal fatigue.
The Australian trucking industry generates $40 billion in revenue and employs over 195,000 people. There is a nationally significant and vital industry out there ready and waiting for an answer to this problem.
Can you build a team that can hack a life saving solution in just 2 days?
Get involved now! Registrations close 31 March 2018