Automated vehicles – sometimes known as autonomous vehicles or “driverless cars” – offer the possibility of fundamentally changing transport and society by improving road safety, mobility, freight productivity and by reducing road congestion. But current laws do not support their use on public roads. We need nationally-consistent reforms that support innovation and safety. This will allow Australians to access the benefits of this technology.
Our reform program focuses on achieving national consistency. Our goal is end-to-end regulation to support the safe commercial deployment and operation of automated vehicles at all levels of automation in Australia.