This project will report findings on six use cases unique to Australia as pertains to the use of autonomous vehicles on public roads.
Autonomous driving refers to automated vehicles that can operate without a human driver. People often call these vehicles driverless cars or self-driving cars. The term autonomous has become synonymous with robotics and products using artificial intelligence (AI). When these are present in a vehicle, AI either supports the human driver or performs the entire driving task.
Many terms are used to describe this field of research. The Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE International) prefers the term ‘vehicles with automated driving systems’. It suggests this term best describes and encompasses the various levels of autonomy. This applies to vehicles with partial automation as well as fully self-driving cars.
This article is an introduction to autonomous vehicles. For more about the hardware and software that makes them work, see our Autonomous Driving Technology page.
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