The Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot is bringing innovative connected vehicle technology to the city of Ipswich from mid 2020. This pilot is the largest on-road testing trial of connected vehicles and infrastructure to be undertaken on public roads in Australia. It is being delivered by the Department of Transport and Main Roads with the safety evaluation research conducted by the Queensland University of Technology.
The Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot aims to test connected vehicle technologies that can make our roads safer and contribute towards the Queensland Government’s Safer Roads, Safer Queensland vision of zero road deaths and serious injuries on the state’s roads.
The Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot will drive real-world understanding of the improvements to road user safety that can be realised through connected vehicle technology. The pilot will also examine drivers’ willingness to take advantage of these new technologies.
The pilot will see up to 500 public participants’ vehicles retro-fitted with connected vehicle technology (including an external antenna, small display unit, and in-vehicle communications box) along with roadside devices installed on arterials and motorways. These devices allow vehicles and infrastructure to ‘talk’ to each other to share real-time information about the road conditions and to generate safety-related warning messages for drivers.
On this website, you can explore the technology used in the pilot, learn more about the safety warnings that drivers may receive, view the pilot map, check out the eligibility criteria and participant obligations, read the risks and benefits of participating, or sign up for the pilot.