The future of driverless technology is coming to Cudal.
The Australia and New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) Summit, will be in town on October 19.
ADVI executive director Rita Excell said the regional NSW component would allow public participation and to experience the benefits of driverless technology in regional areas.
"The agricultural sector is very advanced around automation and self-driving vehicles," she said.
"They're programmed around crops and other applications. I think agricultural applications of automated equipment is very mature and we've seen it also being developed for identifying and targeting weeds."
There will be car-to-car autonomous emergency braking and lane support systems demonstrations and will be held at Transport for NSW's Future Mobility Testing Centre at Cudal - part of the Cudal road safety precinct.
"We wanted to demonstrate that this technology can operate just as well in the city as it does in regional areas and we wanted to bring the technology and expertise to regional areas so communities could take part in it," Ms Excell said.
"One of our key functions is raise awareness in the communities of this technology, so we can understand where people have concerns and where they would like to see this technology."
Activities are expected to firm up processes for future testing and certification for driverless vehicle technology. Tickets are available for $699 at https://arrb.eventsair.com/advi-summit-2021/register/Site/Register
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