The following is a summary of Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) trials involving Austroads member road transport authorities.
New South Wales
- Cooperative Intelligent Transport Initiative (CITI) trial of heavy vehicle safety applications using Cooperative ITS.
- Heavy Vehicle Priority Project trial of applications to provide heavy vehicle priority at signalised intersections.
- Smart Innovation Centre announced in 2016, planned to be a R&D hub for emerging transport technologies, including CAVs.
- ITS Grants Program includes project trialling CAVs in highway scenarios, C-ITS to support tram priority, and in-vehicle connected vehicle services using cellular communications.
- Road Safety Action Plan includes $10M action to trial connected and automated vehicle technologies.
- Bosch Highly Automated Driving Vehicle partnership with Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and VicRoads.
- Cooperative and Automated Vehicle Initiative (CAVI) incorporates two main projects – a large scale pilot of Cooperative ITS in Ipswich, and a smaller pilot of cooperative and highly automated vehicles driven on selected roads.
- 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.
- 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.
- Driverless shuttle bus trial the NT government announced a six month trial of an EasyMile shuttle bus at the Darwin Waterfront during 2017.
- 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 24 January 2017