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The future of autonomous vehicles lies in the cloud

Many experts believe that autonomous vehicles will be ready for public use on Australian roads by 2020. Operation of autonomous vehicles will be heavily reliant on a robust cloud system that enables vehicles to communicate with infrastructure in order to navigate its surroundings safely. While autonomous driving technology from an automotive standpoint exists today, infrastructure still has some way to go in supporting this technology beyond controlled trials. Read More

Tom Burton: tech titans v. media moguls

The ACCC inquiry into the impact of big tech platforms like Google and Facebook on the media will be an opportunity to frame a new competitive framework for the digital economy. It also promises to be a major battle between the media and tech sectors. Read More

Tom Burton: Taylor’s tech changes analysed

The big tech review is a useful clean up of the notoriously clunky procurement system and a good start to getting more value for the Commonwealth's $6.5 billion annual spend. But to really succeed we need deep leadership commitment to remake government for the 21st century. Read More

Radical simplification for DTA agenda

The Digital Transformation Agency has been given teeth. Its first roadmap culls 22 projects down to just five and reveals the biggest shift in decades in how tech is procured and delivered. Read More

Why Google still can’t use Victoria’s bushfire data

Sometimes a policy change isn't enough to get the intended outcome and agencies must go the extra step. Copyright hurdles over Victoria's bushfire data have been overcome, but there's little incentive to change the state's IT systems to help app developers create value. Read More