Assurance of Autonomy
Led by the Centre and funded by the Queensland Government. Approved by the board in February 2019. The Assurance of Autonomy activity (A2) aims to unlock Queensland’s, and by extension Australia’s, capacity for translating autonomous system innovation into operational capability, leveraging regulatory and technical expertise and strong stakeholder relationships to support industry and regulators. The Centre team, drawn from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Civil Aviation Safety Authority, and the University of Adelaide, have deep regulatory and technical expertise in autonomous systems, and bring a wealth of practical experience and strong stakeholder relationships to the project.
- Enabling Agile Assurance of Drones in Queensland, led by Biarri Mathematical Consulting, supported by QUT; and
- National Accreditation Support Facility Pathfinder Project (NASF-P), led by the Centre.
The A2 team collaborates with domestic and international industry, academia, Government, and regulators including the Assuring Autonomy International Programme (AAIP) at the University of York.
A2 will improve the assurance and accreditation process for autonomous systems, support and promote Queensland test ranges, and pave the way for a new independent third party entity that will offer world-class assurance support and consultancy services to domestic and international businesses. The activity will bring business to Queensland, and enhance its growing reputation as the Smart Drone State, including through the Queensland Drones Strategy.
The A2 activity represents a unique collaborative endeavour to better equip Australian industry and regulators to accelerate innovation in a way that meets a clear and coherent regulatory framework, and enhances safety and efficiency.