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Future Mobility Lab

Innovation in transport mobility will make our roads safer, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, transform how people and goods move and deliver economic benefits to South Australia.

Our roads are already some of the safest in the world. Advances in automated vehicle (AV) technologies and intelligent transport systems (ITS) have the potential to reduce human error and vehicle accidents and increase efficiencies and productivity, providing economic outcomes.

The South Australian Government has taken a strong leadership approach to position the state at the forefront of innovative transport technologies.

The Future Mobility Lab has focused on projects that demonstrate, develop, or contribute to the applied research of Future Mobility technologies and provide real benefits to our communities.

Building on the government’s introduction of legislation to allow on road trials of driverless cars, the Lab aims to stimulate developments in connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs).

We are eager to unlock and attract industry investment to South Australia and further promote our reputation as one of the most welcoming environments for testing connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.

South Australia is establishing itself as a test bed for innovation in transport. This test bed environment provides a place to trial new technologies as well as an ideal location for deploying commercial opportunities on our roads.

For more information contact: DPTI.innovation@sa.gov.au


Future Mobility Lab Projects

The Future Mobility Lab projects have contributed to the states transport mobility ecosystem by providing valuable information and research on first and last mile transport and freight solutions, understanding our readiness for mobility as a service (MaaS), increased capability in identification and prediction of traffic and consumer patterns, connected autonomous vehicle positioning and sensor product expertise and innovation in vehicle safety testing and intelligent transport system (ITS) solutions for enabling the interaction of CAVs on our roads.

Future Mobility Lab projects are provided below or you can download the brochure here (PDF, 8516 KB).

Contact: DPTI.Innovation@sa.gov.au


Projects

Cohda Connected Autonomous Vehicle Trials

Cohda Connected Autonomous Vehicle Trials

Cohda Wireless, a global leader in autonomous V2X technology, will receive two grants totalling up to $2 million from the Future Mobility Lab Fund to conduct on-road trial projects on the streets of Adelaide to test how vehicles communicate to one another and with roadside infrastructure, as well as expanding the Cohda’s work in ‘Vehicle to Everything’ communications (V2X).

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Flinders Autonomous Shuttle Trial

Flinders Autonomous Shuttle Trial

Flinders University will receive up to $1 million of Future Mobility Lab Funds for a five-year, three stage, $4 million driverless last mile shuttle project - for which Flinders University and the RAA have partnered with industry supporters Cohda Wireless, Renewal SA, SAGE Automation, SIEMENS, Telstra, UPG, ZENEnergy and public transport operator Keolis Downer.

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Future Mobility Presentation

Future Mobility Presentation

The technology has moved forward and with it has the many trials presented and completed around South Australia.

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Easy Mile Driverless Vehicle Trial

Easy Mile Driverless Vehicle Trial

The driverless vehicle trials continue across South Australia, now in the northern suburb of Munno Para.

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Driverless vehicle trial puts public in the picture

Driverless vehicle trial puts public in the picture

A trial of the Local Motors built autonomous vehicle Olli along the Glenelg foreshore is proving popular with locals and tourists, as they discover driverless vehicle technology first-hand

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Driverless vehicles a new reality

Driverless vehicles a new reality

The brave new world of driverless vehicles may appear the domain of the young and technically savvy, but older members of the community could be the first to benefit.

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