Autonomous vehicle trial towns named for regional NSW

Article By Matt Johnston on Jul 23, 2018 11:08AM from ITNews.
Copyright © iTnews.com.au . All rights reserved

Driverless testing departs the big smoke.

The NSW government has officially named Coffs Harbour and Armidale as the hosts of the state’s regional trials of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) as it continues to push the driverless technology.

Details of the Coffs Harbour trial released on Monday say it will use level four (fully driverless on specific routes) automated vehicles built by French company EasyMile to ferry up to 12 passengers at a time around the regional hub.

Minister for Roads Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavey said the government wants to test the technology outside busy metropolitan areas so regional communities can be better represented.