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https://www.caradvice.com.au/661049/australians-distrustful-autonomous-cars/ by Scott Collie 26-06-18 An overwhelming majority of people aren't keen on the idea of a driverless car. More than 58 per cent of Australians don't trust autonomous cars, and more than 17 per cent think robots can't match human driving skills – according to a study from a local law firm. The report from Smith's Lawyers, titled Seven Problems Self-Driving Cars Face, found 58.6 per cent of people said "no, I like to have control of my car at all times",...

https://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/nsw-police-locks-in-bmw--chrysler-pursuit-vehicles-118239 by David_McCowen 20-05-18 NSW Police has locked in BMW and Chrysler sedans to replace Holden and Ford machines on the state highway patrol fleet. BMW will supply special 530d sedans in what the brand describes as a “specific authority specification” stripped of some luxuries. The sedans are equipped with special equipment including M-Sport brakes and suspension, as well as comfort seats. Victoria Police have already signed on to use the 5-Series, which may find its way into other states BMW Australia chief executive...

http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/insurers-warned-over-autonomous-car-crash, July 31, 2017 Personal injury insurance, compensation and rehabilitation schemes whose operational models do not reflect the rise in autonomous vehicles and the sharing economy risk collapse, according to a transport expert. Melbourne University researcher Jason Thompson told insuranceNEWS.com.au insurers must consider future scenarios including autonomous ownership rates, fleet sizes and risk associated with crashes. He says modelling of autonomous vehicles suggests fewer vehicles will be on the roads, which will decrease the number of compulsory third-party premium revenues. “Suddenly, potentially you...

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business/buckle-up-for-big-driving-revolution/news-story/4d4133f85eea1d3da12722c5375c4e34, April 03, 2017, By Rita Excell DRIVERLESS vehicles are arguably the biggest thing since we traded the horse and cart in favour of the motor vehicle. Yes, there are naysayers, but the technology is coming — quickly. In recent months we have seen the spotlight on safety, security and the ethical concerns about how these vehicles are programmed. There is also concern about the job losses that will occur. While these concerns are valid, we can’t lose sight of the significant societal benefits to...

http://www.gizmodo.com.au, Jan 9, 2017 by Rhett Jones Elon Musk tweeted today that an update that enables Tesla's most advanced autopilot functions will roll out to the entire fleet tomorrow. The HW2 software will be fully functional in 1,000 cars and run in "shadow mode" for the rest while data continues to be collected. All Tesla models sold since October, 2016 have the HW2 autopilot ability but owners have been waiting for the software to be released in a fully functional form. Last week,...

http://www.insurancenews.com.au/local/victoria-moves-towards-driverless-future, Jan 30, 2017 The Victorian Government is preparing the way for automated vehicles on state roads. This year semi-automated vehicles now on the market will be tested on the Monash, CityLink and Tullamarine freeways to see how they interact with infrastructure such as overhead lane signals, electronic speed signs and line markings. A human driver will be on hand to take control if needed. The Government is also supporting an 18-month trial of semi-autonomous cars on the EastLink route. Along with the Australian Road...

http://gizmodo.com, July 13, 2016, by William Turton The revelation last month that a fatal car cash involved Tesla’s ‘Autopilot feature’ has sparked a debate over liability when it comes to assisted driving: Who’s legally at fault in a crash if a car is being somewhat controlled by a computer? Tesla offered a statement following the May 7 fatal crash: “The vehicle was on a divided highway with Autopilot engaged when a tractor trailer drove across the highway perpendicular to the Model S. Neither...

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2016/11/in-just-two-years-australian-cars-wont-need-a-driver/by Rae Johnston The National Transport Commission released today details of a series of regulation changes related to autonomous vehicles that will roll out over the next two years - including removing regulatory barriers in Australian Road Rules and other transport laws that "assume a human driver". Other rule changes include developing national guidelines to support automated vehicle trials, clarifying who is in control of a vehicle with different levels of driving automation and developing a "comprehensive performance-based safety assurance regime" for...