Australian and New Zealand road agencies and operators are preparing for the introduction of Automated Vehicles (AVs). 'This report investigates the potential changes needed to the way road networks are managed to consistently support and optimise the outcomes from the introduction of AVs.
The project reviewed international and local documents and initiatives and consulted a range of stakeholders to determine the emerging requirements for AVs to operate on public and private road networks (including urban and rural areas).
The report captures key issues in three broad categories:
The report concludes with high level guidance for road agencies and operators. There are obvious challenges in providing practical guidance to agencies in a still evolving and changing environment, and some of the guidance, although still relevant, may be beyond the purview of individual road operators. Free registration is required to download this report at https://www.onlinepublications.austroads.com.au/items/AP-R543-17