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Australian road toll rises in 2019
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3rd Jan 2020
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Australian road toll rises in 2019

The number of people killed on Australian roads rose again in 2019, with the national road toll finishing at 1182. Victoria had a horror year on the roads, with 50 more lives lost than the year before, while South Australia saw its death toll rise by 33. The road toll also increased in New South Wales and Western Australia, while the remaining states and territories had fewer deaths on their roads. In total, 1182 people died on the road in Australia last year – up 47 on 2018.
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Scott Collie
Autonomous shuttle trial headed for rural South Australia
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1st Nov 2018
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Autonomous shuttle trial headed for rural South Australia

A new autonomous trial focusing on elderly and mobility-impaired people is headed to regional South Australia, in a push to show how self-driving cars can operate in a rural environment. The trial will take place in Renmark, around three hours north-east of Adelaide, and was this morning announced by Stephan Knoll, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government in South Australia at the International Driverless Vehicle Summit (IDVS).
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Scott Collie
Holden Commodore joins SA Police fleet
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11th Jul 2018
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Holden Commodore joins SA Police fleet

The Holden Commodore has been recruited by the South Australia Police, with "more than 100" set to join the state's enforcement fleet over the next two years. Holden has been supplying the SA Police with vehicles since 1948, with this latest agreement marking 70 years of service by the Lion brand. In terms of variant, the vehicles supplied to the South Australian authorities will be based on the Commodore RS trim level, fitted with the 3.6-litre naturally-aspirated V6 and all-wheel drive.
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James Wong
French self-driving bus company to open factory, regional HQ in Adelaide
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15th Sep 2017
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French self-driving bus company to open factory, regional HQ in Adelaide

Navya, a French company specialising in autonomous shuttle buses, will establish its Asia-Pacific headquarters and a new factory in Adelaide. In announcing the "partnership" with Navya, South Australian premier Jay Weatherill said: "Establishing a driverless car vehicle operation here in South Australia is the perfect bridge connecting our past in traditional vehicle manufacturing and our future in advanced manufacturing in a clean, carbon neutral environment."
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Derek Fung
Speed limit on busy Adelaide street cut to 10km/h after council blunder
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15th Sep 2014
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Speed limit on busy Adelaide street cut to 10km/h after council blunder

The speed limit on one of Adelaide’s busiest streets has been cut to little more than walking pace because its new $4 million surface is dangerously slippery when wet. The Advertiser reports speed limits on the western end of Hindley St will remain at just 10km/h indefinitely after vehicles failed skid resistant safety tests on the freshly paved surface.
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Tim Beissmann