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Developing options to assure the safe operation of automated vehicles while they are in service.

In-service safety for automated vehicles

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Purpose

The purpose of this project is to develop options to assure the safe operation of automated vehicles while they are in service.

Next steps

We are seeking feedback on a consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) which assesses options to manage the in-service safety of automated vehicles.

The consultation RIS examines:

  • the role of different parties in the in-service safety of automated vehicles
  • any additional safety duties that should apply to these parties
  • the institutional and regulatory arrangements to support these duties.

Consultation closes on Monday, 26 August 2019.

Background

This work is derived from recommendations agreed by transport ministers in May and November 2018, and brings together the NTC's work on changing driving laws for automated vehicles and safety assurance system for automated vehicles.

In May 2018 transport ministers agreed that Australia would develop a new purpose-built national law to regulate the on-road operation of automated vehicles.

In November 2018 transport ministers agreed:

  • An approach to first supply (or market entry) of automated vehicles. This approach incorporates self-certification for automated driving systems (ADS) into existing Commonwealth legislation for the first supply of road vehicles.
  • Further work to develop an appropriate approach to the in-service safety of automated vehicles. This includes consideration of appropriate institutional arrangements and safety duties.

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Project Manager Kirsten McKillop
Last Updated: 1/7/2019