You will require this permit if you intend to drive any automated vehicle for the purpose of conducting an Automatic Driving System (ADS) trial on a highway. The ADS permit also authorises a holder of a full driver licence to act as a vehicle supervisor, and the participation of any automated vehicle to drive on a highway.
An ADS is any technology that is capable of performing the task of driving a motor vehicle.
The categories for vehicles for which an automated driving system may be equipped include:
- motorcycles or motor trikes
- light rigid vehicles
- medium rigid vehicles
- heavy rigid vehicles
- heavy combination vehicles
- multi-combination vehicles.
Your permit may be subject to conditions which relate to the use of the vehicle, record keeping and reporting.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.