ADVI Partner – Cohda Wireless announces on-road trials for SA
In what tops off a busy week for driverless vehicle announcements in South Australia, ADVI program partner, Cohda Wireless is set to receive $2m from the State Government’s Future Mobility Lab Fund for two research and on-road trial projects.
The investment brings Cohda’s plans for on-road trials on the streets of Adelaide one step closer, and will allow them to test how vehicles communicate to each other and roadside infrastructure using its state-of-the-art systems.
The grant will also help to fund the purchase of two highly automated vehicle platforms needed to test and expand hardware and software for Cohda’s patented driverless vehicle communication platforms, which enhance a vehicle’s ‘vision’ of the road network, enabling it to see around corners and detect hazards in advance.
This latest funding comes after the State Government announced earlier this week that it would provide $1m towards an Adelaide Airport electric driverless passenger shuttle trial, $1m to RDM Group to trial driverless cargo pods, and $1m to Flinders University to collaborate with RAA in a $4m, three year project for driverless student shuttles at the Tonsley Innovation Precinct.
ADVI has previously welcomed the creation of the $10m Future Mobility Lab Fund, which will secure local testing, research and development of connected and autonomous vehicle technologies in South Australia.
More about the announcement can be found here.