Ipswich motorists to be recruited in largest trial of smart cars on Queensland roads

Self-driving and smart vehicles will be tested on south-east Queensland roads in the largest trial of the emerging technologies in Australia.

The State Government has chosen Ipswich, west of Brisbane, as the test site where 500 motorists will be recruited for the project.

Their cars will be retrofitted with cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS), which provide safety warnings to the driver.

Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the devices would alert motorists to a range of conditions.

Read the full story at abc.net.au.

Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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