It builds on the lessons learnt, recent research and strategic directions for NSW.
Vehicles which are connected and automated, including driverless vehicles, are transforming transport and bringing a smarter future for passenger and freight mobility. These vehicles bring opportunities for safer travel, lower costs, more transport choices and less congestion on our roads. The Connected and Automated Vehicles Plan supports both the Future Transport Strategy and the Technology Roadmap and details the steps NSW must take to prepare for the use of connected and automated vehicles. It also outlines how we can use CAVs to benefit the community.
Realising the benefits of CAVs will require a collaborative approach between many sectors.
If successful we will:
give customers a wider range of flexible, affordable journey options
enable more liveable cities
improve the movement of freight, enabling economic activity
allow people to use travel time more productively
help traffic flow more smoothly
reduce driver error, injury and fatalities
reduce fuel consumption and emissions of the transport industry
attract global talent and investments as NSW becomes a global leader in CAV technology.