Australian Driverless Vehicle Machine Learning Dataset Project
Automated vehicle (AV) technologies can provide many benefits to the existing transport ecosystem such as increased road safety, passenger mobility and connectivity. Transport for NSW is undertaking research and development to prepare for the deployment of automated vehicle technologies.
An Australian-based autonomous driving open dataset will be developed to enable the training and evaluation of autonomous vehicle driving algorithms specific to the local environment. Containing a diverse set of scenes captured from real-world driving environments across NSW, this initiative will help build the local CAV ecosystem by:
- lowering the barriers to entry for CAV software developers
- supporting the rollout of CAVs for real life NSW driving conditions
Transport for NSW is building this AV dataset in collaboration with the National Transport Research Organisation (NTRO), Centre for Connected and Automated Transport (CCAT) and Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR).
Our objectives for the project are to:
- create the first Australian large-scale, open CAV benchmarking dataset
- uplift local industry capability by enabling CAV training and evaluation
Together with our project partners we have finalised concept design work and selected the Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Passat as data collection vehicles. Scheduled data collection activity will commence early 2023.
Australian Driverless Vehicle Machine Learning Dataset Survey
Transport for NSW is inviting industry and future users of this Australian-first dataset to have your say on the scenes included in this dataset. This is your opportunity to provide suggestions and ideas for the kind of use cases and scenarios you would like Transport for NSW to consider for this dataset as a step towards Connected and Automated Vehicle Readiness in NSW.
Please take a few minutes to make a submission using the ‘launch survey’ button. Your input will help us create a comprehensive and representative dataset that reflects the diversity of driving conditions in NSW.
The survey will close on the 17th of March 2023.