Safety assurance system for automated vehicles
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Automated vehicles that do not require human driver input into the driving task for at least part of the journey are expected to arrive on our roads from around 2020.
Currently there is no explicit regulation covering these automated driving functions. The purpose of this project is to develop a safety assurance system to support the safe, commercial deployment and operation of automated vehicles at all levels of automation.
In November 2017, the Transport and Infrastructure Council approved the development of a safety assurance system for automated road vehicles based on mandatory self-certification in the interim period. The policy paper provides further information and summarises the responses we received from consultation.
The National Transport Commission (NTC) is working with the Commonwealth government and the states and territories to implement the safety assurance system by 2020. The next stage of work will be the development of a Regulation Impact Statement on legislative options in 2018.