Armidale, AU is piloting AVs

Australia’s longest self-driving shuttle route takes place in the city of Armidale, a town of 31,000 located halfway between Brisbane and Sydney. The 5-km pilot began in February 2019 on the University of New England (UNE) campus. In July, the pilot expanded to include a route covering the central business district and New England Regional Art Museum, where the shuttles interact with mixed traffic and roundabouts.

The effort is organized under the Armidale Regional Driverless Initiative (ARDi), a partnership between Transport for NSW, Armidale Regional Council, EasyMile, Transdev, WSP, UNE, QBE Insurance and Edwards Buses. The partnership has also opened a survey to gather customer feedback on the service.

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