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In 2016, based on our capability in simulation, Monkeystack was successful in winning the global tender for the Austroads Hazard Perception Test. Austroads is the peak organisation of Australasian road transport and traffic agencies. 

We completed 197  photorealistic simulated CGI clips to be used in the Hazard Perception Test which makes up part of the licencing requirement throughout Australia and New Zealand. It is one of the largest simulation projects undertaken in Australia and the world’s first motorcycle hazard perception test. To complete the project, Monkeystack’s capacity increased and we employed and trained ten local 3D artists for a period of seven months.

The clips are based on research data detailing the most common crash types in Australia and New Zealand, and the interactive simulation is designed to test and train learner drivers in an effort to help them be more perceptive of hazards on the road.

The previous gold standard was the United Kingdom Hazard perception test – we raised the bar and set a new global benchmark in quality and effectiveness.

The solution is currently live in Western Australia with a rollout planned over various other Australian and New Zealand jurisdictions in the near future.

It’s always good to see behind the scenes of how a project like is put together, so pull over safely, take the key out of the ignition and press play below.