Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Driverless cars

You would have by now seen news about Google’s driverless car. The UK is reportedly allowing driverless cars on public roads from 2015. Even the Chinese search giant Baidu seems to be moving into this space. We don’t need to convince you that it is a very hot area. It is also one that can have a huge impact on our society -from having fewer accidents to more efficient use of roadways to the drivers (or driverless) license system.

Is Australia far behind? While having fully driverless cars on Australian public roads is probably some time away, driver-assisted technologies towards autonomous vehicles are being developed and tested in Australia. To this end, local IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) chapters are holding a panel seminar on Thursday 30 October in Sydney. Industry and research experts have been invited to chat about the current state of play. NSW government transport officials will talk about their recent trials. If this interests you, further details are here and remember to RSVP to joe.mok.au@ieee.org.

Date: Thursday 30 October 2014
Time: 6pm for 6:30pm start (approx. 90 mins)
Venue: Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt St Sydney.
RSVP essential