AUGUST ISSUE 360
LOOK NO HANDS
The first trial of a driverless shuttle bus was given the green light in Sydney, which will help pave the way for automated vehicles to operate legally on Australian roads. The NSW Government has joined forces with HMI Technologies, NRMA, Telstra, IAG and Sydney Olympic Park Authority for a two-year trial of the state’s first automated smart shuttle at Olympic Park. The first stage of the trial will conduct tests and safety checks in a secure, off-road environment. This testing got underway at Newington Armory where the shuttle will run autonomously on a pre-programmed route.
CHANGE IN WA
Albany school bus services resumed successfully under the supervision of new operator Swan Transit, which now runs the service in Western Australia. Swan Transit has expanded its regional bus operations after being awarded the contract to operate Albany Regional Town Bus Services earlier in 2017. Transit Systems already operates more than 30 per cent of public bus contracts in Western Australia.