The driverless future is fast approaching, and RAC is getting ahead of the curve with the RAC Intellibus® – the longest running automated vehicle trial in Australia.
After launching in South Perth in 2016, the driverless bus has transported over 19,000 passengers across more than 28,000 kilometres of public road in South Perth, Busselton and Geraldton.
And now the RAC Intellibus® has returned to South Perth, offering 30-minute driverless journeys along the picturesque foreshore and visiting the Old Mill.
Once you’ve registered online (DO SO HERE) or at the RAC Intellibus® Hub at 101 South Perth Esplanade, you’ll be able to enjoy a 3.5km journey beginning at the eastern end of the South Perth Esplanade.
From there it heads west along the foreshore arriving at the historic Old Mill, where visitors can hop off and for the first time in almost 20 years explore the carefully restored top floor (learn more Old Mill info and history HERE).
Automation, including driverless vehicles, could soon become a part of daily life, improving transport and mobility and taking our society towards a safer, sustainable and better-connected future.
And RAC’s driverless experience is providing important information for the commencement of that future, helping realise the potential of driverless vehicles to:
- Save lives and prevent serious injuries on our roads;
- Reduce congestion;
- Improve efficiency and convenience;
- Reduce vehicle emissions;
- Improve mobility options for the elderly, disabled and regional resident.
For more information on RAC’s Intellibus® and to book your trip today, head to rac.com.au/intellibus.
This trial is supported by the Government of Western Australia and City of South Perth.