Award for driverless bus
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.