$2m for world-leading SA driverless tech company to conduct research, on-road trials

27 March 2017

SA Government: South Australia’s global leader in autonomous technology, Cohda Wireless, will receive $2 million from the Government’s Future Mobility Lab Fund toward two significant research and on-road trial projects.

Cohda is planning on-road trials on the streets of Adelaide to test how vehicles communicate to one another and roadside infrastructure using the company’s state-of-the-art systems.

It will purchase two highly automated vehicle platforms to test and expand its hardware and software for Cohda’s patented driverless vehicle communication platforms.

The project will also expand the company’s work in ‘Vehicle to Everything’ communications or V2X.

These communications enhance a vehicle’s ‘vision’ of the road network, enabling it to see around corners and detect hazards in advance.

Together the two projects are valued at $5.3m and will operate out of Cohda’s North Adelaide office.


The $10m Future Mobility Lab Fund was announced in November 2016 to boost local testing, research and development of connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.

The proposals were required to demonstrate, develop or contribute to the applied research of future mobility technologies that provide real benefits to our communities, and the projects were required to take place in South Australia.

Other successful projects which will each receive $1m from the Future Mobility Lab Fund include:




Source:  South Australian Government - www.premier.sa.gov.au

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External Links:  Further information about the Future Mobility Lab Fund is available: http://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/transportinnovation 

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