The state government has committed to ensuring that a minimum of 10 percent of new government fleet vehicles are electric or hybrid from 2020.
Sydney startup Baraja has closed out a US$32 million (almost $45 million) Series A funding round, raising funding from Sequoia China, Blackbird Ventures, and Main Sequence Ventures.
Cohda Wireless has demonstrated the ability of its driverless car technology to see around corners and locate other vehicles in an ‘urban canyon’ as part of a world-first trial in South Australia.
The South Australian government last week granted Cohda Wireless permission to trial autonomous vehicles in the central business district of Adelaide.
RMIT Online has partnered with Silicon Valley-based education provider Udacity to launch a series of online courses focused on bridging the tech skills gap.
TAG and global electric driverless technology company EasyMile announced a partnership to be based at TAG’s joint venture Precision Buses in Adelaide.
The NSW Government is set to allocate $10 million funding over the next four years to the expansion of trials of autonomous vehicles.
On-road trials of autonomous vehicles will run on motorways including the Lane Cove Tunnel, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the M5, and the Eastern Distributor.
Adelaide is pushing ahead in developing its smart city credentials, partnering with Cisco to run a $1 million Internet of Things traffic project.
NSW Government passes legislation to allow trials of autonomous vehicles as Victoria announces CityLink trial
NSW Government has passed legislation to allow for the trial of automated vehicles on both city and regional roads across the state.
Joining forces with the Sydney Olympic Park Authority, the government plans to conduct a trial of the state’s first automated Smart Shuttle at Olympic Park.
To create a world first marketplace for last mile tracking, Sherpa has recently launched a new platform called Sherpa Fleet. The platform is a management service for a company’s existing fleet, but also has the capacity for third parties to tap into that fleet.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has finally made changes to Australian commercial drone laws and as of tomorrow people will be able to fly drones in commercial situations without a license. The relaxing of these regulations coincides with Sydney drone startup Propeller Aero raising US$3.1 million to become one of the first startups to take advantage of these new laws.
Sydney startup Propeller Aero launches new product, AeroPoints to increase the technology’s commercial adoption across the world. AeroPoints are portable ground control markers that look to increase the accuracy of drone data capturing.