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.
As part of a three-year partnership with French autonomous vehicle technology firm EasyMile, The University of Melbourne has launched an autonomous mini shuttle bus with open platform technology.
Transurban, Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services have partnered to launch the on-road trial, beginning this week and ending in September.
ARRB is hosting its first Hack-a-thon in April, focusing on the emergence of autonomous driving, connected roads and electric vehicles.
Automotive manufacturer Toyota Motor Corporation has announced the launch of a new alliance focused on developing autonomous electric vehicles for parcel delivery, ride sharing, on-the-road e-commerce and more.
The Western Australian capital is one of three cities in the world set to trial a new type of electric-powered autonomous vehicle, designed for on-demand and shared mobility services.