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SA’s Driverless Vehicle Legislation on global stage

22 July 2016


This week, the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) led a substantial delegation to the United States to participate in the Automated Vehicles Symposium 2016.

ADVI is a collaboration between more than 65 Australian and international partners from industry, government and academia, of which the SA Government, through DPTI, is a key player helping driving the initiative.

ADVI Team Leader and DPTI employee Matthew Leyson, was one of the key organisers for the delegation and has been integral in setting up meetings with international leads in the fields of driverless cars, smart cities and zero emission vehicles.

South Australia’s legislation was singled out by Sarah Hunter, Head of Public Policy at  [x] from Google, as THE example of best practice to support innovators and on-road trials.

Sarah, who heads up Google’s elite team of inventors and engineers, outlined our state’s progress in front of an audience of more than 1,200 global attendees.  

This is fantastic recognition of our department’s ongoing efforts to keep leading the way in this important arena.