Connected vehicles will increase both safety and network efficiency. In urban environments, the increased connectivity of vehicles could improve network productivity and safety for road users. There is a mix of technology and levels of connectivity required, as well as the range of use cases to consider for optimal outcomes. An evidence base is needed to better understand the options that can offer the most effective safety and efficiency benefits for Australia’s roads.

There is a potential to increase the number of compatible connected vehicles within Australia over the next decade, through the fitting of after-market devices and/or increasing the demand of consumers for connectivity in new vehicles arriving in Australia.

This project aims to review the existing research, pilot studies and trial projects on vehicle connectivity technologies in both Australia and overseas and identify potential pathways to expedite safety and efficiency outcomes.


  • Report the applications and penetration of levels of connectivity with a focus on safety and congestion use cases.
  • Desktop study to understand the percentage of C-ITS enabled vehicles to allow positive impacts in safety and network productivity.
  • Environmental scan to study the current and projected percentage of C-ITS vehicles
  • Analysis of data from C-ITS and Automated Vehicles trials – CITI, CAVI and AIMES
  • Potential pathways to achieve the desired penetration, e.g. after market in-vehicle technologies, incentives for installation, etc.


Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities, and Regional Development (DITCRD) , ITS Australia (LPP) , iMOVE Australia,IAG , Intelematics and the University of Melbourne