The Smart Innovation Centre is NSW's hub for collaborative research and development of safe and efficient emerging transport technology

Autonomous Vehicle Trials

Connected and automated vehicle technology will enable driverless vehicles which will be a major step change for transport. This technology has the potential to increase safety, minimise congestion, improve productivity and help make people more mobile.

The Smart Innovation Centre is currently partnering with industry to conduct trials that discover how we can get the most from this technology.


Emerging Technology Trials

The Smart Innovation Centre is interested in exploring emerging technology in all transport or freight contexts that can assist the improvement of transport outcomes across NSW. There is already rapid innovation occurring in rail, road, air and water transport, with emerging technology in these areas potentially leading to driverless vehicles, driverless vessels and drones which will play a key role in our transport future. 

To enable these advancements we need to have the right physical and digital infrastructure platforms. This means understanding what data, security and communications capabilities are required to support these systems to work together as a whole. Across the globe governments, the private sector and individual innovators are applying these technologies to improve the productivity, sustainability and livability of our cities.

The Smart Innovation Centre is interested in working with industry and academic partners to develop trials which support and enable these emerging technologies as well as ones we haven’t even heard of yet.