Sydney, AU is piloting AVs
Olympic villages, both future and past, are favorite sites for cities to explore the AV opportunity in a future-friendly, sequestered setting. In Sydney’s case, the plan is to incorporate a driverless shuttle pilot into an ongoing redevelopment approved in 2010 and slated to be completed by 2030. The project involves the construction of a new community with over 10,000 homes, 30,000 jobs, and 100,000 square meters of retail space. Transport for North South Wales (NSW), in partnership with the Sydney Olympic Park Authority, under the authority of the state of New South Wales, will conduct a two-year trial of a Navya AV minibus to transport office workers around the site. The trials are intended to help officials better understand the tech and infrastructure needed to extend autonomous vehicles into the broader transport network of the city.