Thursday, 11 February 2016

Driverless vehicles touring Perth roads

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The driverless shuttle bus

Driverless cars have left the confines of the Hollywood screen and will soon be cruising Perth roads, with the first trials of a driverless and fully electric vehicle in Australia to take place in WA this year.

The automated vehicle technology is set to hit the RAC’s Perth driving centre, in the form of an autonomous shuttle bus that will eventually be trialed on Perth roads.

The bus, designed by French company NAVYA SAS, can transport up to 15 passengers, and has a maximum speed of 45 kilometres per hour.

Similar vehicles such as Googles self-driving pod, are already being tested in other countries using techniques such as radar cruise control, computer vision and lane detecting warning systems.

The shuttle bus can map its environment in 3D, detect obstacles on the road, and even interpret traffic signs.

Watch this space for more information on which Perth roads the car will venture onto.

Last modified on Thursday, 11 February 2016 13:37