Review of guidelines for trials of automated vehicles


Early trials of automated vehicles in states and territories relied on exemptions from state laws such as the road rules and road safety acts, without any uniform guidance for governments and trialling organisations. The guidelines were developed to lessen the risk of differing conditions for trials across states and territories, which might add cost to industry and slow the uptake of automated vehicles and the benefits that they can provide.

This review will identify whether the guidelines have been of assistance to governments and trialling organisations and if they can be updated to further ensure a nationally consistent and safe approach to trials. 

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We are reviewing the 'Guidelines for trials of automated vehicles in Australia' for the first time since their release in May 2017.

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Project manager Rahila David
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September 2019
November 2019
Consulting on issues
January 2020
Drafting report
May 2020
Consulting on issues
July 2020
Drafting guidelines
November 2020
Delivering recommendations to ministers
November 2020