Driverless electric vehicle public transport trials in Darwin

Last updated: 6 December 2019

A driverless electric bus trial was conducted at Darwin Waterfront.  This joint project from the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics and Darwin Waterfront Corporation was conducted to highlight potential technological developments in public transport.  

During the 170 day trial approximately 6000 passengers rode the bus and more than 88 per cent of passenger feedback received was positive.  This innovative project also featured at the National Telstra Vantage Exhibition in Melbourne in September and won an ‘excellence in technology and innovation – on street’ award at the National Parking Industry Awards.  

Findings of the trial are being compiled in order to plan the delivery of innovative, well-regulated and sustainable transport services in the future.

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