Recently a Renault ZOE2 self-driving car was able to drive itself through Brisbane including going around roundabout, through crossroads, and into driveways.
The car is built with with high-tech sensors, LIDAR, cameras, computers and software to record data for research.
It will play a role in the Queensland government’s Cooperative and Highly Automated driving program which will travel around the state over the coming years testing the state’s automated vehicle readiness.
It will also assist the Department of Transport and Main Roads to ensure road infrastructure, legislation, regulation and licencing arrangements are ready for these vehicles.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the strong showing is proof Queensland wants to lead the way on automated vehicle technology.
“Not only do we want Queensland roads to be AV-ready, we want Queensland industry to be AV-ready too and to create the jobs of the future right here,” Bailey said.
Built by French research consortium VEDECOM, CEO Philippe Watteau said the research collaboration was looking forward to working together with Queensland researchers.
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