C-ITS and automated vehicles will be a key theme at the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads' 2018 Engineering Technology Forum, held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, 18-20 September.
A new $10 million fund dedicated to expanding trials of driverless vehicles will forms part of the New South Wales Budget, ensuring that the State keeps up with the moving pace of technology.
A five-year public trial of a driverless electric shuttle at Flinders University has been launched, with assistance from the South Australian Government.
National Transport Commission Chief Executive Paul Retter said a new national law, due to be in place by 2020, would bring certainty to manufacturers and operators looking to bring more automated vehicle technology to Australia.
The trial has identified challenges for vehicle manufacturers, infrastructure providers and regulators, but also quick wins that can be delivered.