Cohda Wireless’ demonstration supported by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure’s Future Mobility Lab Fund, revealed how smart connected vehicles can detect and respond to risky situations more effectively than a human could.

In an area covering two city blocks on Flinders Street, the demonstration replicated a scenario that is probably a daily occurrence on the roads. When vehicles are connected to each other using smart V2X technology, Car 1, the connected autonomous vehicle, would detect that Car 2 is approaching the red light at speed and is probably not going to stop. This allows the connected autonomous vehicle to pre-emptively identify and respond to the threat by slowing down and stopping.