Darwin, AU is piloting AVs
In 2017, the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory conducted two pilots of driverless shuttle service serving over 6,000 passengers. During the first phase, AVs operated on open public roads between Stokes Hill Wharf and the Darwin Waterfront. Phase two shifted testing to a network of pedestrian paths serving restaurants and retail shops on Kitchener Bay.
The project is a joint initiative between the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics of the Northern Territory Government and the Darwin Waterfront Corporation. Findings of both phases are expected to inform future plans for transport services in the city.