A driverless and electric shuttle bus has now become a reality with the public launch of the RAC Intellibus. Photo: Claire Pelliccia.

South Perth welcomes Australia’s first driverless bus

After 10 years of research and development, Australia’s first driverless electric shuttle bus made its public debut this afternoon as it cruised along the South Perth Esplanade.  


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It is monumental in the sense that it is first in Australia for the intellibus to ply a public road with passengers! However, it is definitely not the first in the world as claimed above. I first experienced to ride a solar powered driverless shuttle in 2014 at the Masdar City in Abu Dhabi and it has been operating in that place since 2011, if I remember exactly the year it was commissioned.

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