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Connected and Automated Vehicle Trials

The following is a summary of Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) trials involving Austroads member road transport authorities.

New South Wales



South Australia

  • Future Mobility Lab Fund a $10M program over three years for development, testing and demonstrations of CAV technology, connected V2V and V2I pilots and demonstrations, and research and development.  

Western Australia

  • RAC Intellibus with the support of the WA State Government, RAC is trialling a fully driverless, fully electric shuttle bus in South Perth. 
  • Autonomous Heavy Vehicle Platooning Trial [2.8MB PDF] Main Roads WA is partnering with industry to launch a trial of autonomous heavy vehicle platooning.

Northern Territory

  • Driverless shuttle bus trial the NT government announced a six month trial of an EasyMile shuttle bus at the Darwin Waterfront during 2017.

New Zealand

  • Driverless shuttle bus trial Christchurch International Airport and HMI Technologies, with support from the Ministry of Transport and NZ Transport Agency are trialling a Navya electric shuttle bus at Christchurch Airport.
  • Bluetooth in-car messaging trial the NZ Transport Agency, along with GO Rentals and HMI Technologies, is running a trial using Bluetooth technology to send real-time relevant, and localised, messages to visiting drivers.  Further details: 


Updated 27 February 2017


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