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The latest news from the world of autonomous technology, road funding and transport reform.


VicRoad learing the road for automated vehicle trials

Dec 17, 2017 - VicRoads has this month called for expressions of interest in its Connected and Automated Vehicle Trial Grants Program.

Perth to get electric, autonomous shuttle trial in 2018

Perth to get electric, autonomous shuttle trial in 2018 Dec 1, 2017 - RAC WA, in partnership with French company NAVYA and the State Government, will test several driverless passenger ‘AUTONOM’ vehicles, designed as an on-demand shared mobility service, bookable through a smartphone app.

Over 50 laws identified to be amended for autonomous vehicles

Nov 28, 2017 - More than fifty Federal and state laws will need to be amended and the nation’s motoring insurance and traffic fine network overhauled to prepare Australia for autonomous vehicles, according a report by NRMA, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Keolis Downer.

Volvo aims to be autonomous vehicle of choice for rider-sharers

Volvo says it wants to be the supplier of choice for autonomous drive ride-sharing service providers globally following the announcement of a major deal to supply Uber.

New autonomous vehicle guide helps US cities prepare for a driverless future

April 19, 2017 - In the United States, the National League of Cities (NLC) has released a new guide to help cities prepare for the roll out of autonomous vehicles (AV) in their communities.

Last stop Sweden as RA delegation gets Euro-vision of CAV roll-out

Last stop Sweden as RA delegation gets Euro-vision of CAV roll-out April 14, 2017 - RA's study visit to the US and Europe wraps up this week, with the delegation's last stop in Sweden.

US, UK policymakers outline regulatory frameworks for CAVs

 US, UK policymakers outline regulatory frameworks for CAVs April 7, 2017 - Roads Australia’s international study visit on automated vehicles has continued at pace this week, with our delegation holding high-level briefings with senior government officials in the US and UK.

RA study delegates get a glimpse of future according to Lyft and Google

 RA study delegates get a glimpse of future according to Lyft and Google April 3, 2017 - Private car ownership will end in US cities by 2025, giving way to a future of shared, electric, automated vehicles.

$2m for world-leading SA driverless tech company to conduct research, on-road trials

March 23, 2017 - South Australia’s global leader in autonomous technology, Cohda Wireless, will receive $2 million from the Government’s Future Mobility Lab Fund toward two significant research and on-road trial projects.

SA driving autonomous technology with $5.6m for driverless shuttles and cargo pods

March 21, 2017 - Transfers between Adelaide Airport’s terminal and long-term carpark are set to go driverless with the $2.8 million trial of a driverless shuttle.