Partner achievements

ADVI reaches 100 partners and rapidly growing

ADVI exhibits on the red-carpet at CeBIT where more than 15,000 delegates learnt more about driverless vehicle technology. Thousands of people across the country also heard about the latest developments from ADVI and its partners thanks with a nationally broadcast live weather cross by the Today Show.

Victorian Government announces two projects on Eastlink and Transurban road networks to assess road infrastructure for Automated vehicles

ADVI Partner, Government of South Australia announces $10M Future Mobility Lab Fund.

ADVI releases the results of the most comprehensive Australian consumer survey on driverless vehicles.

US-based Peloton Technology announced as partnering with ADVI to explore truck platooning demonstration opportunities in Australia.

ADVI partner, RAC, successfully trials Australia’s first driverless shuttle bus, built by NAVYA.

More than 120 Australian and international delegates attend the single-day ADVI Annual summit in Adelaide.

ADVI founding partner, the Government of South Australia, announces an Australian-first by passing laws to allow for on-road trials of driverless cars in South Australia.

ADVI coordinated the first successful on-road test of a driverless vehicle anywhere in the southern hemisphere, with a Volvo XC90 demonstrating the technology on a closed, controlled section of Adelaide’s Southern Expressway.

ADVI launched by Premier Jay Weatherill in Adelaide with 25 initial program partners


Other achievements

July 2017

Rita Excell, Executive Director delivers speech at the Automated Vehicles Breakout Session “Enhancing the validity of traffic flow models with emerging data” and generates robust discussion regarding driverless vehicle activity in Australia versus the US.

July 2017

ADVI sends a delegation to the United States meeting with high level Government Officials in Washington. Transurban, The Aspen Institute and the American Trucking association were also met with. Further meetings were held in San Francisco, centering around the Automated Vehicles Symposium and included BestMile, AECOM, Peloton Technology, Waymo, Contra Costa Transportation Authority, TuSimple, RDM Group (US), GM Cruise, CCAV and Starkey Robotics. The delegation concluded with a visit to Phoenix to meet with a number of high level Government Officials including Mayors, Governors and Directors.

April 2017

Rita Excell, ADVI Executive Director appears at the public hearing held by House of Representatives, The Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources (IISR) inquiry “Social Issues Relating to Driverless Vehicles”

March 2017

South Australian Government announces first recipients of the Future Mobility Lab Fund. ADVI partner recipients included Adelaide Airport, Flinders University, RDM Group and Cohda Wireless

February 2017

ADVI, in partnership with Investment Attraction South Australia (IASA) invited companies to submit a “Request for Information” for the supply of up to 15 driverless vehicles and associated services for first and last mile public transport options

February 2017

ADVI makes formal submission responding to the Inquiry into the Social Issues relating to land-based driverless vehicles in Australia

January 2017

ADVI responds to NTC “National guidelines for automated vehicle trials discussion paper, November 2016”

January 2017

ADVI provides formal feedback on the Transport for New South Wales Future Transport Technology Roadmap

January 2017

ADVI exceeds 90 program partners

December 2016

ADVI partners NT Government and EasyMile launch self-driving shuttle in Darwin

Nov-Dec 2016

A series of ADVI Capital City Forums are held across the nation to engage with local industry and share information on a range of ADVI partner projects.

October 2016

South Australians glimpse the future of motoring, celebrating the arrival of a self-driving pod, manufactured by UK-based company and ADVI partner, RDM Group.

October 2016

ADVI partner, ITS Australia, successfully hosts the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Melbourne, with autonomous vehicles showcased through a range of presentations and demonstrations.

October 2016

ADVI partner, Bosch launches self-driving Tesla

October 2016

ADVI partner, Telstra, successfully trials Vehicle-to-Infrastructure technology over Telstra’s 4G network in South Australia as a pivotal first step in developing Vehicle-to-Everything technology.

September 2016

ADVI releases its thought-leadership paper regarding the economic impacts of automated vehicles on jobs and investment.

August 2016

ADVI is an exhibitor at the SACE Research Project Expo in Adelaide, engaging more than 3500 students from 72 schools during the 2-day event.

July 2016

ADVI sends a delegation to the United States centred on the Automated Vehicle Symposium in San Francisco, including meetings with Tesla, OTTO, Californian DMV and tour of Google X and Tesla in Mountain View, California.

June 2016

ADVI reaches 50 partners

June 2016

ADVI partner, Bosch Australia, launches state of the art technology complex in Victoria

May 2016

ADVI hosts Australian attendance of TNO Program Manager Automated Driving and truck platooning expert, Mr Bastiaan Krosse, and coordinates a series of briefings with government, industry and transport representatives from New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

May 2016

ADVI makes formal submission to NTC regarding regulatory barriers for automated road and rail vehicles.

April 2016

ADVI sends a contingent to the Netherlands to observe the truck platooning at Helmond as part of the European Truck Platooning Challenge/Intertraffic Conference.

March 2016

ADVI partner, Volvo Australia, demonstrates autonomous vehicle technology at its North Ryde headquarters to the NSW Staysafe Committee to inform a Parliamentary Inquiry into autonomous vehicles.