Would you travel in an automated vehicle?
Before long, it’s going to be part of our everyday lives.
Making Australian roads safer, improving our transport efficiency and increasing mobility
in our communities. However, we discovered a few legal roadblocks we need to remove to make this happen – over 700 in fact. So we got started, working in partnership with industry, the community and all levels
of government, as well as our international counterparts to ensure Australia’s regulatory system aligns with international best practice. In 2017 we developed trial guidelines so manufacturers and technology companies can test their vehicles in Australia. We also got started on a safety assurance system to ensure automated vehicles are safe as they come to market. And we established control guidelines to clarify and provide certainty around the current responsibilities of a driver.
In 2018, we’re reviewing our driving laws to accommodate non-human drivers and also
examining how our motor vehicle injury insurance schemes apply to occupants of an automated
vehicle, or those involved in a crash with one.
We’re also investigating how the government, will access and use the data generated by
these vehicles. By 2020, we aim to have an end-to-end system
of regulation for automated vehicles in Australia to support the commercial roll-out of automated
vehicles in Australia so everyone can enjoy the ride.