The most significant disruption of the road transport system in the 20th century was the automobile, where previously, people and industry had relied on horse drawn vehicles.
Today we are seeing a second major disruption in transport being driven by:
RACQ is working in advocacy, research, and development to inform and trial new technologies and services for members. Examples include:
The RACQ Smart Shuttle will operate a series of trials over five years to explore the potential for autonomous vehicles to address various transport issues, including transport disadvantage. The trials will also expand understanding about the safety of autonomous vehicles, their suitability to Queensland driving conditions and how they interact with other road users.
The RACQ Mobility Centre of Excellence currently offers premium real-world driver facilities and will also be developed into a world class facility for research, innovation, driver training and testing of connected and autonomous technologies – the first of its kind in Queensland.