Social issues relating to land-based automated vehicles in Australia

August 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN: 978-1-74366-678-4

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1. Introduction

  Conduct of the inquiry
  Definitions and key terms
  Structure of the report

2. Public acceptance and engagement

  Surveys and studies on attitudes
  Expected benefits of driverless vehicles
  Key barriers to public acceptance
  Public engagement
  Committee view

3. Safety

  Safety benefits
  Non-passenger safety
  Safety concerns
  Safety ethics
  Mixed fleet
  Access to data in the event of an accident
  Committee view

4. Legal responsibility and insurance

  Where does responsibility lie in case of an accident?
  The insurance industry in a driverless world
  Committee view

5. Employment

  Job losses
  Consequential changes
  New job opportunities
  Committee view

6. Access and equity

  Mobility benefits
  Concerns about access and equity
  Committee view

7. Public transport applications

  Committee view

8. The role of governments

  Consistent approach
  Infrastructure needs and readiness
  Employment preparation
  Committee view

A. Submissions

B. Public Hearings

C. Exhibits

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4114
Fax: 02 6277 2220