Driverless car trials to begin in Australia

ABC News Australia:

The first on-road trials of driverless cars in the Southern Hemisphere will take place in Adelaide's southern suburbs in November.

Volvo will conduct the testing in conjunction with Flinders University, Carnegie Mellon University, the RAA and Cohda Wireless and Bosch, which has engineers in Australia developing driverless technology.

The trials will take place on the Southern Expressway on November 7 and 8, with multiple vehicles conducting manoeuvres such as overtaking, lane changing, emergency braking and the use of on and off ramps.

Baby steps, but I'm absolutely for any and all progress that inches me closer to a society where humans are no longer behind the wheel.