081Australia is a world leader in ITS. It was the first Southern Hemisphere nation to trial on-road autonomous vehicles and Australia’s most highly automated vehicle was an ITS World Congress demonstration. A number of trials and pilot projects continue to test the nation’s ITS capability. Below is a state by state list of active ITS trials.

New South Wales

Northern Territory

  • Autonomous Passenger Vehicle trial commenced 2016, transporting people at Darwin Waterfront, Australia’s first fully operational autonomous vehicle transport trial.


South Australia

  • Future Mobility Lab Fund a $10M program over three years for development, testing and demonstrations of CAV technology, connected V2V and V2I pilots and demonstrations, and research and development.


Western Australia

  • RAC Intellibus with the support of the WA State Government, RAC is trialling a fully driverless, fully electric shuttle bus in South Perth.
  • Autonomous Heavy Vehicle Platooning Trial Main Roads WA is partnering with industry to launch a trial of autonomous heavy vehicle platooning.