SA first to allow on-road #DriverlessCar trials

In an Australian first, laws allowing for the on-road trials of driverless cars are now in place in South Australia.

Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan said companies looking to trial technologies on our roads will simply have to submit plans of the proposed trial and have sufficient insurances to protect the public.

“These laws have received praise from companies at the forefront of this industry, which is estimated to be worth $90 billion dollars within 15 years,” Mr Mullighan said.

“For instance Google referenced the legislation as a benchmark for other countries to follow due to its design and support of innovative technologies.

“South Australia is now positioned to become a key player in this emerging industry and by leading the charge, we are opening up countless new opportunities for our businesses and our economy.” ... read more here