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Lexus Australia and TMR continue to test cooperative vehicles in Queensland

In early May, Lexus Australia performed a week of testing and demonstrations of its connected vehicles at the Mount Cotton Driver Training Centre, confirming the ability for our infrastructure to ‘talk’ to a commercially manufactured vehicle.

Invited stakeholders witnessed two scenario demonstrations resulting in a display, audio or haptic (vibrating seat) warning generated as the vehicle approached a harsh braking vehicle and a red light.

This work supports the planning by the department for the Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot which, is due to commence from late 2019. The work of Lexus is a major show of support from the automotive industry to the use of connected vehicles as the next stage in the evolution of a safe system leading to Vision Zero.

The recent demonstration was the first of its kind in Queensland, with additional testing expected later in 2019. Lexus will return to test the remainder of its use cases and this work will continue with the collaboration of departmental staff as part of ongoing efforts to improve integration and interoperability.

For more information on the work TMR is doing in connected vehicle technology, visit www.qld.gov.au/transport/projects/cavi.