Contract awarded for hazard perception clips

The contract to refresh the hazard perception part of the driving theory test by introducing computer generated image (CGI) technology has been awarded to the London-based SME Jelly. The updated section is expected to be introduced in August 2013.

The DSA met last October with companies that provide CGI services to identify new technologies that could be used to refresh the hazard perception test.

In January the agency started a formal procurement process and two early examples of CGI clips were published on the DSA YouTube channel for comment.

The DSA’s chief executive Rosemary Thew said:

“The hazards presented in the current clips are still relevant but the image quality is not as clear or defined as the quality available today. We are looking forward to presenting clips that are fresh and up-to-date.

“The use of computer-generated images means that we can include situations with vulnerable road users such as children, cyclists, and motorcyclists without risk.”