Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Transport Minister Michael McCormack has announced nearly $10 million in funding for the Office of Future Transport Technologies to help introduce autonomous vehicles safely to Australian roads.
ARRB, the National Transport Research Organisation, is perfectly placed to help with the necessary work and research that will need to be undertaken at all levels to ensure the introduction of AVs is done smoothly, safely, and with maximum benefit to the Australian economy.
Mr McCormack visited ARRB’s new national headquarters in Port Melbourne in September to officially open the National Transport Research Centre.
There he witnessed first-hand ARRB’s cutting-edge research into road safety, next-generation pavements and technology and infrastructure around driverless vehicles.
ARRB is also behind ADVI – the Australia and New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative. ADVI is the peak industry advisory body that services the breadth of automated vehicle activities across Australasia.
With transport and the technology enabling it evolving so rapidly, the need for research into the next generation of roads and transport has never been greater.
As the National Transport Research Organisation, ARRB offers Australia a one-stop shop for road and transport research and solving future transport challenges.
We look forward to doing our bit to help the Office of Future Transport Technologies prepare Australia for the pending arrival of automated vehicles and other transport innovations, and maximising the benefits they can bring.