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 the VicRoads grants program is working with industry to undertake a range of trials and assessments to clarify the current and new infrastructure technology needed to optimise mobility and safety benefits from emerging technologies. Projects announced include:
- A trial of automated vehicles, including their integration with roadside infrastructure, undertaken by ARRB, ConnectEast and LaTrobe University.
- A trial of connected technologies that can give trams priority at signalised intersections, undertaken by YarraTrams, ARRB and LaTrobe University.
- Development and trial of connected vehicle applications that interface with signalised intersections and managed motorway systems, undertaken by Intelematics
- A consortium of partners including HMI Technologies, La Trobe University, RACV (Royal Automobile Club of Victoria), ARRB (Australian Road Research Group) and Keolis Downer will conduct a trial of a driverless shuttle bus in the context of a university’s student mobility requirements.
- 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.
National Connected Multi-modal Transport (NCMT) test bed a consortium of stakeholders, led by University of Melbourne, is developing an urban test bed that involves connectivity across multiple transport modes.
- 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.
- A trial of a driverless shuttle at the Adelaide airport long-term carpark
- A trial of an automated cargo pod for the Tonsley Innovation precinct. This includes funding of RDM to construct pods for the trial.
- A trial of driverless shuttles for Flinders University involving the RAA.
- Cohda wireless on-road trial of two automated vehicles, including development of V2X capability.
- 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 [2.8 MB PDF] Main Roads WA is partnering with industry to launch a trial of autonomous heavy vehicle platooning.
Australian Capital Territory
- Autonomous vehicle trial the ACT government is supporting a two year trial that will include testing driver monitoring system on 40 residents driving semi-automated vehicles for up to two weeks at a time. The trial will look at how drivers behave when operating the vehicles in both manual and partially automated driving modes.
- 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.
Updated 22 May 2017