Award for driver­less bus

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

THE RAC In­tel­libus has been awarded the in­au­gu­ral Western Aus­tralian Driver­less Ve­hi­cle In­no­va­tion Award by the Aus­tralian Driver­less Ve­hi­cle Ini­tia­tive.

Aus­tralia’s first fully driver­less and elec­tric shut­tle bus, the In­tel­libus com­menced the on­road stage of its trial in South Perth in Au­gust.

The ve­hi­cle has been trans­port­ing pas­sen­gers and in­ter­act­ing with traf­fic, parked cars, cy­clists and pedes­tri­ans as it trav­els along South Perth Es­planade be­tween the Old Mill, near the Nar­rows Bridge, and Sir James Mitchell Park.

South Perth Mayor Sue Do­herty said the fore­shore was a su­perb lo­ca­tion for the trial, which had al­lowed thou­sands of peo­ple to ex­pe­ri­ence driver­less ve­hi­cle tech­nol­ogy.

“Western Aus­tralia is lead­ing the way in ex­plor­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ties and pre­par­ing for driver­less ve­hi­cle tech­nol­ogy,” she said.

The driver­less bus along the South Perth Es­planade.

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