We are not talking about vehicles that only exist in Back to the Future or Knight Rider anymore. Tech and automotive industry experts are saying we will have fully driverless cars on the road in the next 5 to 10 years. 

For us, that means we have to make sure our roads and infrastructure are ready for  this new technology and to ensure automated vehicles can travel safely.

To do that – we’re running a trial on CityLink in Melbourne this year to look at how these driverless cars can interact with Australian road infrastructure.

This trial will help ensure Melbourne and Victoria is at the forefront of the driverless vehicle industry. It will help provide real-world testing of how these vehicles interact with our local road conditions and it will make sure our community is best placed to reap the benefits highly automated vehicles will bring in the not-too-distant future.

We’re partnering with the Victorian Government to better understand how automated vehicle technology works with roadside equipment like overhead lane signals, electronic speed signs and line marking.

The trial will lead to real-world testing of this technology along the Monash-CityLink-Tullamarine corridor and will help prepare for the future take up of more connected and driverless vehicles on our roads.

The trials on CityLink will go a long way to uncovering the huge potential automated vehicles could make to boosting road safety, relieving congestion and helping create more connected communities by improving social mobility.

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