Austroads guideline helps licensing authorities test drivers using vehicles with ADAS

Published on Thursday, 5 January 2023 at 1:43:37 PM

Austroads has published a new Guideline to assist driver licensing authorities to develop responses to the increasing presence of Advance Driver Assistance System (ADAS) functions in vehicles used for training and testing new drivers.

The Guideline will also be of interest to Local Government Fleet Managers who may need to consider how ADAS functions impact vehicle users and fleet operations.

The Guideline provides a brand-neutral list of ADAS functions found in vehicles in the Australian car fleet. High-level, simplified descriptions outline how ADAS functions work, what they do and what they do not do, their benefits and limitations and what safety improvements those functions might provide. The Guideline also assesses the safety value of the ADAS functions and their suitability for use in driver testing.

The underlying technology, terminology and deployment of ADAS functions are constantly changing. The Guideline will be subject to those changes and will be regularly reviewed and updated.

Austroads are planning to release a Consumer Guide in 2023 that will help vehicle drivers and owners understand the ADAS functions available in their vehicles.

For more information and to download a copy of the Guideline, visit Austroads.

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