The importance of driverless car technology to Australia’s transport safety has been highlighted with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack announcing his attendance at ADVI’s pinnacle event in Sydney this year.

Mr McCormack, who is also the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, was a welcome visitor to the International Driverless Vehicle Summit (IDVS) in Adelaide last year.

His return for this year’s event at the Sydney Olympic Park from October 27-29 is the most positive signal yet by federal regulators that they see driverless car technology as a win for transport safety.

The International Driverless Vehicle Summit is firmly positioned as the largest driverless vehicle event in the Southern Hemisphere and driving the next steps to accelerate the safe uptake of autonomous car testing and approval.

NSW is also taking a leadership role to improve transport for customers with their commitment to host a national Centre of Excellence and ADVI’s world-leading summit. Transport for New South Wales has an ambitious and comprehensive program of works in place to best prepare the state for a world where driverless vehicles share the road, and they have ensured that this technology is at the very heart of its long-term transport vision with ADVI a part of that exciting journey.

The 4th International Driverless Vehicle Summit (IDVS4) brings together leading minds from across the nation and around the globe to showcase best-practice and unpack what needs to be done for Australia to transition from a focus on testing to widespread commercialisation of this exciting technology. IDVS4 will provide international presenters, high-quality researchers, and technology experts from many of the top organisations, universities, research firms and government agencies from around the world.

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