Autonomous vehicles

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Driverless cars
Driverless vehicles
Self-driving cars
Automated vehicles
NARROWER TERMS


Discussion paper

On-road enforcement for automated vehicles: discussion paper

This discussion paper examines whether state and territory law enforcement officers have sufficient powers to interact with and respond to the road safety risks of automated vehicles. It also considers practical aspects of interacting with automated vehicles and proposes options to address any identified gaps.
Report

Towards just and resilient supply chains for a digital CBD

Just and resilient supply chains are fundamental to the development of a digital CBD. In order to build digital cities, digital supply chains need to be built first. This report examines the challenges and opportunities through web3 technology to build more resilient, secure and just...
Policy report

The regulatory framework for automated vehicles in Australia: February 2022

The purpose of this paper is to present the end-to-end regulatory framework for the commercial deployment of automated vehicles in Australia.
Report

Driving the future of AV regulations: barriers to large-scale development

The United States has an opportunity to play a leading role in autonomous vehicle (AV) legislation and can capitalise on its early-mover advantage to develop comprehensive standards with trading partners. This paper outlines the current regulatory barriers to AV deployment at scale and offers recommendations...
Report

Bridging the divide: autonomous vehicles and the automobile industry

The automobile industry is in the midst of a technology-driven revolution. The industry transition to autonomous, connected, electrified and shared (ACES) vehicles has the potential to boost technological development and economic activity in the traditional manufacturing cities of the United States. This report is divided...
Report

Improving road safety in Australia

This inquiry was established to inquire into and report on the steps that can be taken to reduce Australia's road accident rates, and investigate the impact of trauma and death on our roads.
Discussion paper

Review of ‘Guidelines for trials of automated vehicles in Australia’: discussion paper

The National Transport Commission is reviewing the 2017 'Guidelines for trials of automated vehicles in Australia' to ensure they continue to encourage a nationally consistent and safe approach to automated vehicle trials. This discussion paper has been released to gather public feedback.
Conference paper

Will driverless cars produce walkable cities for Australia?

This paper draws on design research exploring detailed scenarios for driverless cars as primary access to suburban rail stations in Melbourne. The findings question the extent to which walkable urbanism is likely to result in a driverless future.
Report

Autonomous vehicle implementation predictions: implications for transport planning

This report explores autonomous (also called self-driving, driverless or robotic) vehicle benefits and costs, and implications for various planning issues.
Journal article

Lane-level road network generation techniques for lane-level maps of autonomous vehicles: a survey

This paper presents an overview of lane-level road network generation techniques for the lane-level maps of autonomous vehicles with on-board systems, including the representation and generation of lane-level road networks.
Discussion paper

Taking flight: an aviation system for the automated age

This paper sets out the New Zealand government’s vision for how drones can be better integrated into the current transport system to develop a thriving, innovative and safe sector.
Discussion paper

Filling legislative gaps in automated vehicles

This paper provides an overview of recent legislative trends to legalise automated vehicles (AV) operations, and explores possible challenges the community pursuing AV deployment will have to address, particularly by focusing on the non-technological aspects.
Commentary

Why autonomous vehicles won’t reduce our dependence on cars in cities

While public transport remains marginalised in policy and practice, private cars will continue to dominate the way we travel.
Report

Safety assurance for automated driving systems: decision regulation impact statement

The purpose of this decision regulation impact statement is to analyse options for the safety assurance of automated driving systems. This analysis is intended to inform a Transport and Infrastructure Council decision on a safety assurance approach.
Briefing paper

Emerging transport technologies: critical policy brief

This briefing draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s transport research community to inform policy makers and the wider community on critical challenges presented by the emergence of new transport technologies.
Conference paper

Identifying barriers in shared mobility implementation, a review

Urban mobility options have substantially increased in recent years, enabled by the widespread availability of smart device software Apps, geo-positioning technology, and the ease of electronic financial transactions. These options are likely to be supplemented soon by the rapidly advancing development of autonomous vehicles.
Discussion paper

Motor accident injury insurance and automated vehicles: discussion paper

This paper identifies elements within existing motor accident injury insurance schemes that may act as barriers to accessing compensation for personal injuries or death caused by an automated driving system. The paper discusses how these schemes, or alternative insurance models, could provide cover for injuries...
Report

Future transport and mobility - Australian capabilities and opportunities: summary report

Increasing urbanisation, rapid population growth and questions of environmental sustainability are forcing Australia to rethink its transport infrastructure matrix, according to this Austrade report.
Report

Advice on automated and zero emissions vehicles infrastructure: evidence base report

This paper provides an overview of the evidence that Infrastructure Victoria will consider in developing its final advice to the Victorian government on the infrastructure requirements for highly automated and zero emissions vehicles in Victoria.
Journal article

The health benefits of autonomous vehicles: public awareness and receptivity in Australia

This article argues that Australians are likely to be more receptive to autonomous vehicles when provided with information relating to the public health benefits of using them.
Conference paper

Planning for disruptive transport technologies: how prepared are Australasian transport planning agencies?

This paper reports on new research to understand the preparedness of government planning agencies for the arrival of new technologies of automated private and public transport vehicles in Australasian cities. Already corporations are playing an increasing role in the shaping of Australian cities through their...
Policy report

Changing driving laws to support automated vehicles

A ground-breaking approach to driving laws in Australia will see the development of purpose-built legislation to allow an automated driving system to drive more vehicles in place of a human.
Report

Unlocking commercial opportunities from Intelligent Transport Systems

New Zealand has a multibillion dollar opportunity to develop new, high-technology businesses in Intelligent Transport Systems. While there are already some areas of comparative advantage and emerging solutions, these can be accelerated and enhanced through focussed initiatives in key areas.
Report

Automated vehicles

Self-driving cars are the next technological revolution we will face in the future. These vehicles will not only need to ‘see’ the world, but will also need to communicate and work together.