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Report

26 Oct 2017

This inquiry reported into aspects of road safety in Australia, having particular regard to:

(a) the social and economic cost of road-related injury and death;

(b) the importance of design standards on imported vehicles, as Australian vehicle manufacturing winds down;

(c)...

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Report

22 Oct 2017

This report presents the emissions and fuel consumption test results from 30 different passenger and light commercial vehicles (“light duty vehicles”), measured with a Portable Emissions Measurement System (PEMS) on Australian Roads. Testing was conducted by ABMARC for the...

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Briefing paper

12 Oct 2017

Governments around the world offer incentives to support electric vehicles. Australia does not. This paper examines how we can boost electric vehicle sales – in four proven, low-cost ways.

There is a race to transition the world’s massive car fleet to electric vehicles and Australia is...

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Report

10 Oct 2017

Two rapidly developing technology areas, Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) and Automated Driving (AD) applications, are reputed to have a substantial impact on road trauma through the increased use of technology both to assist drivers with the driving task, as well as providing...

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Discussion paper

03 Oct 2017

The purpose of this paper is to outline legislative reform options to clarify how current driver and driving laws apply to automated vehicles, and to establish legal obligations for automated driving system entities (ADSEs). We are seeking feedback on whether current laws should be amended in...

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Report

28 Sep 2017

The Emissions Audit tracks Australia’s emissions of greenhouse gases from the combustion of fossil fuels – this issue contains data up to the end of June 2017. The Emissions Audit will therefore give readers the most up to date possible advice on how Australia is tracking towards meeting its...

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Report

22 Sep 2017

Automated and Driverless Vehicles (AV/DVs) offer the prospect of positive and fundamental changes to the way Australia’s cities work and how people utilise transport. At the highest level, AVs offer massive increases in road safety and capacity – and could see car ownership become the exception...

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Discussion paper

12 Sep 2017

Thanks to its compact geography, Tasmania would encourage people to purchase electric vehicles by providing even just a handful of public vehicle charging stations. This paper explores two options for providing coverage to a large part or most of the state, with three or six charging stations....

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Audio program

12 Sep 2017

China's plans to eventually ban the sale of new petrol and diesel engines could hurt Australia's multi-billion-dollar car-parts industry, which exports to China.

The group which represents Australian car parts manufacturers says there are benefits and opportunities for local companies. It...

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Report

11 Sep 2017

The Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources focus throughout this inquiry was on the social aspects of driverless vehicles in Australia. While technological developments and questions and regulatory approaches were considered within that context, the committee’s...

Report

08 Sep 2017

Prior to this research, the most recent analysis available was the Cost of road crashes in Australia 2006 (BITRE 2009) report published by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE).

Importantly, the report shows that...

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Discussion paper

24 Aug 2017

This consultation paper seeks feedback from insurers, credit providers, car dealers, insurance and finance brokers, consumers, consumer representatives and other interested parties on options for reform to the sale of add-on insurance and warranties through caryard intermediaries.

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Fact sheet

14 Aug 2017

This information sheet presents Australian data on how realised rates of fuel consumption vary over time, and how the rates depend on key vehicle characteristics such as number of cylinders, fuel type and vehicle age. It also investigates state/territory differences in fuel economy and presents...

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Draft report

10 Aug 2017

Buying a new car is a significant purchase for a consumer. The purchase of a car and its ongoing maintenance account for around five per cent of total average household expenditure annually, typically making it second only to housing expenditure in importance. Well-informed consumers and...

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Conference paper

30 Jul 2017

The automotive industry was one of the earliest to internationalise, with overseas production by US companies already happening in the early 1900s. However, the arrangement for overseas automotive production at that time was quite different from the idea of international production networks in...

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Discussion paper

09 Jun 2017

Automated vehicles that do not require human driver input into the driving task for at least part of the journey are expected to arrive on our roads from around 2020. Currently there is no explicit regulation covering these automated driving functions. Manufacturers are aiming to ensure...

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Research report

14 Mar 2017

This report considers the potential impacts on vehicle registration, driver licensing and compulsory third party (CTP) insurance arrangements that might arise from the introduction of automated vehicles (AVs) in Australia and New Zealand.

The key vehicle registration issues identified...

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Commentary

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01 Feb 2017

South Australia enters 2017 facing mass layoffs in the automotive manufacturing industry and the potential closure of the local steel industry. These two shocks combined threaten to obliterate more than 25,000 jobs.

Read the full article on The Conversation.

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Discussion paper

15 Dec 2016

The purpose of this Future Directions Paper is to provide a comprehensive overview of the regulatory environment in Victoria, how it relates to automated vehicles and our plans to make changes to the regulatory framework that will support the testing and development of highly automated vehicle...

Research report

15 Dec 2016

Executive Summary: The Synergy Automotive Repairs Program (Synergy Program) is a diversionary social enterprise aimed at positively impacting the lives of young people involved in motor vehicle offending (e.g. theft, vandalism, hooning). The program was developed in order to...

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