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Australia will play host to the first driverless car trials in the southern hemisphere.

On Tuesday, the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) and the South Australian government announced automated vehicles will drive on the streets of Adelaide in November

The trials are a collaboration between Swedish car brand Volvo, telecommunications company Telstra and technology brand Bosch. The Volvo cars will take to the roads to perform trials of overtaking, lane changing, breaking and using ramps

The Volvo XC90 SUV rolled out for the trial will be the same as the one used for the Drive Me concept in Sweden — which aims to have 100 automated cars on the road by 2017. The system to make this a reality includes a complex network of sensors, cloud-based positioning systems and intelligent braking and steering technologies Read more…

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