Driverless cars to dominate by 2038

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The majority of vehicles on Queensland roads will be autonomous by 2038, according to one South East Queensland engineer.

TransPosition director Peter Davidson said strong growth in the next two decades was the output of a study conducted for the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads which looked at the transport landscape for South East Queensland in the future and how that will affect peoples’ behaviour.

Mr Davidson will address the state’s leading engineers and public works professionals at the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, Queensland (IPWEAQ) state conference at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on November 8-10.

“We wanted to investigate the effect autonomous vehicles would make on our road network and the long-term policy impacts of that,” Mr Davidson said.

“What we found was that in 2046 we could have a completely autonomous network, with higher speeds and capacities and far fewer crashes.


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