Connected vehicle technologies enable vehicles to communicate with each other and with the infrastructure around them. Vehicles fitted with connected vehicle technologies will receive data from traffic signals and traffic management systems in relation to signal timings, speed limits, road works, and road hazards to receive relevant safety-related messages for drivers.

The Department of Transport and Main RoadsiMOVE Australia, and QUT’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) teamed up to test out this innovative technology on Queensland roads through the Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot (ICVP). The aim of the ICVP was to understand the improvements to road user safety that can be realised through connected vehicle technology. The project also examined the willingness of drivers to adopt and use such technology, and help prepare government and industry for the future roll-out of connected vehicle technologies.

The ICVP took place from mid-2020 until mid-2021. Around 350 participants  had connected vehicle technology retrofitted in their vehicles. Results are expected to be published in early 2022.

More information on connected vehicles can be found on the Queensland Government’s page about Cooperative and Automated Vehicles.