Injury Prevention Graduate Research Industry Partnership (GRIP ) - Safety benefits of autonomous vehicles

  • Arularasu, Iniya (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Logan, David (Supervisor)
  • O'Hern, Steve (Supervisor)
  • Oxley, Jennifer (Project Manager)

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

While there are many claims of the benefits from autonomous vehicles, few of these are based on sound research evidence. It has also been argued that there may be negative safety implications relating to the interactions vehicle between new technologies and non-autonomous road users (e.g., vulnerable road users, and the non-autonomous fleet). This PhD will investigate the safety effects and regulatory challenges of the different levels of automation and assess the necessary steps that system operators will need to undertake to safely introduce these vehicle technologies.
Effective start/end date8/02/2128/02/25


  • Transport Accident Commission (TAC) (trading as Transport Accident Commission Compensation Payments) (Victoria): A$140,000.00


  • Road Safety
  • autonomous vehicles
  • vulnerable road users