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Autonomous cars could be tested in Australia

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Australia is one of the largest countries in the world. There is a great biodiversity of plant and animal species, which makes it a unique space in it. But not only is different for its fauna and its flora, it is also by their cars and the automotive industry. Australian consumers are accustomed to a series of models that do not occur in the West, however autonomous cars also come to the big island to let them remember that they live in a globalized world.

The first autonomous car tests in the southern country were conducted in Adelaide in November of last year. These are part of a project called “Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative” which is led by the Swedish car manufacturer Volvo. Mark granted several units of the XC90 SUV to engineers to study how it works driver assistance technology and will know how to use it correctly.

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To date, Australia roads are not open to autonomous car tests, however the situation could change soon. The National Transport Commission (NTC) studies to create a set of rules to test autonomous vehicles in the country. So, they are creating a document in which pick up the main criteria that should follow these tests to be performed on their way.

According to Geoff Allan, Chief Executive of the NTC, with this new normative it could guarantee transit of autonomous cars by Australia of safely and efficiently. Also, also is is working so not is necessary the presence of the police of road as well as of surveillance extra to carry to out these tests. So manufacturers can make them unobtrusive and orderly.

Allan also mentioned that create this normative could convert to Australia in a Center of reference world for the brands try its cars autonomous. In this way brands can test its autonomous cars in various climatic conditions and Australia can benefit from the advances that are made on issues of innovation and technology.

Source-National Transport Commission of Australia (NTC)

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