Toyota motor corporation Australia to deliver connected vehicles with KDDI Australia AND Telstra

TMCA+Connected+Vehicles-V1hrToyota Australia has established a collaboration with the Japanese KDDI organisation and Telstra to provide connected-car capabilities.

Connected cars can allow a driver to receive information from other vehicles and infrastructure such as traffic signals to adjust their driving hopefully to improve safety.

It is good and acceptable technology But there is a need for overall management as car companies introduce this technology for their customers. The government must not lose control of the operation and management of how we use of the system which should maximise the benefit to all road users not just the ones with new cars and new technology.

One example might be: if cars can adjust their speed to catch a green light without stopping then traffic on the main arterial may flow along constantly with no gaps make turning into or out of the road next to impossible unless there are traffic signals lights.

Im David Brown

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto