What is ADVI?

Self-driving vehicles will make driving easier, allow people to be more productive and offer greater mobility to a wider range of people than ever before. They will also help improve road safety, reduce emissions, and ease congestion. As a result, self-driving vehicles will provide significant economic, environmental and social benefits, including improving social inclusion.

The key thrust of the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative is to build momentum by rapidly exploring the impacts and requirements of this new technology in a truly Australian context and making recommendations on ways to safely and successfully bring self-driving vehicles to Australian roads.

To do this we will raise public awareness through live demonstrations involving government, industry, research entities and the media. The intention is to provide an avenue to showcase the involvement and contributions of collaborating partners involved in this important initiative.

How will it happen?

As a cooperative of its members, ADVI will work with government, industry and academia to investigate and ultimately identify options and outcomes to help inform the development of robust national policy, legislation, regulation, facilities and operational processes to bring self-driving vehicles safely to Australian roads.

A staged program of activity is planned, which will deliver valuable outcomes within agreed timeframes. The major process is as follows:



A timeline for development of highly and fully automated vehicles has been proposed.

To view a bigger version of this timeline, please click here.


Download our prospectus for collaboration to establish infrastructure needs and benefits.

ADVI Summit 2017

Our 2nd International Driverless Vehicle Summit 2017, will be held from
15 - 17 November 2017 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
For more info please visit:

Upcoming Events

  1. 2nd Annual Future Vehicles World 2017 – Sydney

    May 2 @ 8:00 am - May 4 @ 5:00 pm
  2. 2017 United Nations Global Road Safety Week (8-14 May 2017)

    May 8 @ 8:00 am - May 14 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Women and diversity in robotics

    May 9 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  4. 5th International SaferRoads Conference

    May 21 - May 24


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