South Perth: driverless bus trial a success

South Perth: driverless bus trial a success

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 it launched in late August.

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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.

Members of the public can register online to participate in the trial at rac.com.au/intellibus.