Monday 1 October 2018
SAFER ROADS AND VEHICLES THROUGH INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
The Australian Government is positioning the nation for safer roads through collaboration on high-tech vehicle and road systems, made possible by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the US State of Michigan.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the MOU was part of the Government’s agenda to position Australia for safer roads through automated and connected vehicles.
“Over 90 per cent of crashes are estimated to result at least in part from human choices, so the potential benefits from sharing of expertise and experience between our two jurisdictions are enormous,” Mr McCormack said.
“This is just one way the Government is promoting safer vehicles on safer roads, including for our regions where road crashes remain unacceptably high.”
Governor of Michigan Rick Snyder said the MOU built on Michigan’s efforts to accelerate the worldwide implementation of connected and automated vehicle technologies.
“This agreement establishes a great partnership through which we will share research and knowledge between Michigan and Australia in the development and deployment of intelligent vehicle transportation to ensure technology and safety go hand-in-hand with progress,” Governor Snyder said.