The tech lords over at Telstra have successfully tested some wild new tech that will make the roads safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
“The most important outcome of V2X technology is the increased safety for road users, as the impact of human error can be minimised by helping vehicles communicate with each other and react to their surroundings,” he said.
“This is the first time V2P technology has been trialled in Australia on a 4G network, and is an important step on the journey to fully-autonomous vehicles on Australian roads,” said Mr Eriksson.
And the South Australian Government are frothing for driverless tech, granting Telstra the first lot of their $10 million Future Mobility Lab Fund to help with local testing, as well as research and development of autonomous technologies.
“With this industry expected to be worth $90 billion worldwide by 2030, it’s vital that we encourage and support businesses locally to get involved on the ground floor,” said South Australian Transport and Infrastructure Minister, Stephen Mullighan.