This webinar will provide an overview of the gaps in current physical and digital road infrastructure to support the operation of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) on highways and freeways in Australia and New Zealand, with a focus on infrastructure quality standards.

A recent Austroads project examined the best available local and international information on what CAVs may need from infrastructure, complemented by extensive stakeholder discussions and a field survey of 25,000 km of roads across Australia and New Zealand. Prior assessments were either localised or hampered by lack of available data.

The project found that there is a reasonable but not universal level of readiness for active safety systems, and it is more challenging to achieve readiness for automated driving, and fewer roads are fully suitable. Some actions can be taken now to improve readiness, but much learning still lies ahead.

You will learn about:

  • what infrastructure readiness for CAVs is required
  • results of the extensive field audit
  • how current infrastructure standards compare to the requirements for CAV readiness
  • what actions are appropriate to take now given the uncertainty that remains
  • how this project complements other Austroads projects to build a more complete picture of progress readiness for CAVs.

Join in a live Q&A with our expert panel to have your questions answered.

Presented by:

  •  John Wall, Austroads Program Manager, Future Vehicles & Technology
  • Andrew Somers, Director Transoptim
  • Anthony Germanchev, Principal Professional Leader, Advanced Technologies Lab, ARRB.

No charge but registration is essential. Can’t make the live session? Register and we’ll send you a link to the recording.