Background and challenge

The Victorian Government requested that Infrastructure Victoria (IV) provide advice on the infrastructure required to implement automated vehicles (AV) and zero emission vehicles (ZEV) in Victoria. At the Victorian Government’s request, IV undertook a comprehensive analysis, engaging with industry and drawing on other countries’ experiences to develop its advice.

As part of the broader work program, IV engaged L.E.K. Australia (in conjunction with Arup) to review the regulations and technical standards relating to AV/ZEV technologies around the world to identify what infrastructure may be required.

Approach and recommendations

L.E.K. conducted an international scan of approximately 15 international markets, which were identified as leaders in the implementation and regulation of AV/ZEV technologies.

We delivered a final report to IV that:

  • Established a fact base about the infrastructure requirements for the implementation of AV/ZEV technologies
  • Identified a number of lessons learned from overseas experience
  • Set out the implications for Victoria

Results

On 6 August 2018, IV published the evidence base that will inform its final advice to the Victorian Government. Our report was made public as part of this process and we presented our technical findings at a stakeholder information session on 16 August 2018.

This project demonstrates L.E.K.’s expertise in developing insights that support long-term policy planning, especially in emerging transport technology.