Driver­less bus proves pop­u­lar

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

MORE than 2000 peo­ple have now taken part in Aus­tralia’s first driver­less bus trial – the RAC In­tel­libus – since its launch on pub­lic roads in South Perth.

The bus, sup­ported by the State Gov­ern­ment and the City of South Perth, has been trans­port­ing pas­sen­gers along South Perth Es­planade be­tween the Old Mill and Sir James Mitchell Park since late Au­gust.

RAC pub­lic pol­icy gen­eral man­ager Anne Still said the trial was one of the most pro­gres­sive in the world and had gen­er­ated a lot of pub­lic in­ter­est.

“More than 6000 peo­ple have so far reg­is­tered to be part of the trial, which is an in­cred­i­bly pos­i­tive in­di­ca­tion of the amount of in­ter­est there is in this tech­nol­ogy and the pos­si­bil­i­ties it could bring for the state,” she said.

“So far the RAC In­tel­libus has com­pleted 357 trips and trav­elled 1050km, al­most the dis­tance from Perth to Coral Bay.

“The trial will con­tinue at South Perth to al­low more peo­ple to use, ex­pe­ri­ence and share their views on the tech­nol­ogy so we can con­tinue to ex­plore the fu­ture im­pact it will have on WA.”

Regis­ter on­line to par­tic­i­pate in the trial at rac.com.au/ in­tel­libus.

The RAC In­tel­libus has gen­er­ated a lot of in­ter­est.

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