As anyone that has relied on a sat-nav to guide them through a built up, city environment will attest: GPS systems are highly prone to failure around tall buildings.
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The University of Melbourne has taken delivery of an autonomous shuttle vehicle as part of its effort develop vehicle to vehicle, vehicle to vulnerable road user and vehicle to infrastructure communication systems.
Late last month an Apple engineer died after his Tesla Model X crashed into a roadside barrier. Within days Tesla published blog posts based, it said, on logs recovered from the computer inside the vehicle.
Queensland Motorways (QML) is working to develop “a motorway that thinks” — a new system capable of providing motorists with access to information such as projected travel times to help them make more informed travel decisions. Such system could enable motorways to track traffic patterns based on real time traffic conditions, delivering targeted and flexible traffic management strategies and a more efficient transportation network.