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Local driverless tech company to conduct research and on-road trials


South Australia’s global leader in autonomous technology, Cohda Wireless, will receive $2 million from the State Government’s Future Mobility Lab Fund toward two significant research and on-road trial projects.

The company is planning on-road trials on the streets of Adelaide to test how vehicles communicate to one another and roadside infrastructure using its state-of-the-art systems.

It will purchase two highly automated vehicle platforms to test and expand its hardware and software for its patented driverless vehicle communication platforms.

The project will also expand the company’s work in ‘vehicle to everything’ communications which enhance a vehicle’s ‘vision’ of the road network, enabling it to see around corners and detect hazards in advance.

Together the two projects are valued at $5.3m.

Cohda Chief Executive Paul Gray saidSouth Australia is the ideal location to develop CAV technology.

“Not only was South Australia the first state in Australia to pass laws allowing autonomous vehicles to be tested on the road, but the Future Mobility Lab Fund demonstrates the South Australian Government’s commitment to fostering new technologies and new industries in the State,” said Mr Gray.

The $10m Future Mobility Lab Fund boosts local testing, research and development of connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.

Other successful projects which will each receive $1m from the fund include:

  • the $2.8m Adelaide Airport electric driverless passenger shuttle trial
  • the $1.8m RDM Group driverless cargo pods at Tonsley Innovation Precinct
  • the $4m Flinders University driverless student shuttles at Tonsley Innovation Precinct.
Image Caption: Cohda Wireless will conduct on-road trials to test how autonomous vehicles communicate to one another.

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