Ipswich City Council has been selected to trial the largest 'intelligent vehicle' on-road testing program in Australia. The driverless and connected trial will involve 500 Ipswich motorists having their vehicles retrofitted with cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) technology.
Ipswich was selected to trial vehicles and infrastructure that can talk to one another, as well as to test cooperative and highly-automated vehicles on South East Queensland roads, as part of a State Government plan to ensure the State was tech-ready for the future.
Mayor Paul Pisasale said the driverless and connected trial was a perfect fit for the City's Smart City Blueprint.
"With our ongoing commitment to technology and digital innovation, Ipswich was the obvious choice for this trial," Mayor Pisasale said.
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