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Victoria’s first driverless shuttle bus trial to take place at La Trobe University

Written by : Australian Road Research Board

Victorians will soon have the opportunity to be part of a new and exciting autonomous shuttle trial that will help shape the future of public transport.

In the first project of its kind in Victoria, an autonomous shuttle bus is being trialled at La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus.

Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan said, “Automated vehicles will revolutionise how we move around our communities, that’s why we’re investing in trials that explore ways technology can be used to reduce congestion and keep people safe on our roads.”

RACV’s General Manager of Public Policy and Corporate Affairs Bryce Prosser said the project would explore world-leading driverless technology.

“The purpose of the trial is to gain a better understanding of the technology – how it works, how it can best be developed and how it can be implemented. We will look at all aspects of safety, operations and integration.”

Members of the public would have the opportunity to test the bus first-hand from April 2018. The trial will run on an existing transport route at La Trobe University until July 2018.

Autonobus is a collaboration between VicRoads, founding partner Keolis Downer, La Trobe University, HMI, RACV and ARRB.

For more information and to register to be part of the trial visit the Autonobus website.

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