Future Vehicles and Technology

Our Future Vehicles & Technology Program is supporting our member organisations to deliver an improved road transport network that leverages the benefits of emerging technologies whilst minimising some of the risks inevitably faced during a period of such rapid change.

Latest publications and webinars

Webinar: Infrastructure Changes to Support Automated Vehicles on Rural and Metropolitan Highways and Freeways
This webinar, presented on 7 November 2019, provides an overview of the gaps in current physical and digital road infrastructure to support connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) on Australian and New Zealand highways and freeways.
Infrastructure Changes to Support Automated Vehicles on Rural and Metropolitan Highways and Freeways: Emerging Asset Information Technology (Module 4)
Abstract The purpose of this project is to identify gaps in current physical and digital road infrastructure to support the operation of automated vehicles on key highways and freeways in Australia and New Zealand This Module 4 investigates emerging…
Infrastructure Changes to Support Automated Vehicles on Rural and Metropolitan Highways and Freeways: Audit Specification (Module 1)
By 2025, it is predicted that most new vehicles will be equipped with systems that can read traffic lines and signs. The purpose of this project (FSP6088) is to identify areas of current physical and digital road infrastructure on key highways and…

Austroads Future Vehicles & Technology Program is supporting our member organisations to deliver an improved road transport network that leverages the benefits of emerging technologies whilst minimising some of the risks inevitably faced during a period of such rapid change.

Link to Austroads Future Vehicles & Technology projects and associated initiatives.

This map indicates where connected and automated vehicle trials are taking place and are planned in Australia and New Zealand.

Projects

The Austroads research program runs from 2016-20, in line with the Strategic Plan. Current connected and automated vehicle projects include: