South Australia announces additional autonomous technology project

Shortly after announcing funding for a number of autonomous vehicle projects, including a trial of driverless shuttles at Adelaide Airport, South Australia has announced AU$2 million in funding for connected car technology company Cohda Wireless.

The money from the Government’s Future Mobility Lab Fund will go towards on-road trials in Adelaide in which Cohda will test how vehicles communicate with one another and with roadside infrastructure.

The project will also see Cohda expand its work in ‘Vehicle to Everything’ (V2X) communications.

Announcing the funding, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan said: “Since it was founded in Adelaide in 2004, Cohda Wireless has become one of South Australia’s most impressive success stories, creating products now used in more than 60% of connected car field trials worldwide.

“Its global reputation as a world leader in connected car technology has not only helped to grow this local business, it has also contributed to South Australia’s reputation as an Australian leader in adopting and fostering driverless and autonomous technology.”