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Autonomous bus in Victoria, Australia completes first trial successfully

Autonomous bus in Victoria, Australia completes first trial successfully

The introduction of autonomous buses in Victoria is a step closer to reality, following the successful completion of the state’s first trial of the technology. The final report on the Autonobus trial has been released, outlining key findings and recommendations to support the implementation of autonomous vehicles across Australia.

The report on the 12-month project at La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus includes feedback from over 500 passengers who experienced the technology first-hand.

CEO of Keolis Downer , David Franks, said the pilot project demonstrated that safety, technical, operational and community requirements could be met for successful deployment. “What we have learnt can assist us in making the roll out of autonomous vehicles a reality in the immediate future.

“The pilot project provided strong evidence that autonomous buses present a significant opportunity in the short term to meet existing mobility needs and encourage more people on to public transport in Victoria and across […]

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