Newcastle Driverless Bus

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The Driverless shuttle is here! Described as level four autonomy, the fully self-driving vehicle is now available to ride along Wharf Rd on Weekdays between 10AM-2PM.

Funded by the ‘Smart Cities’ program the trial will run for three months. The zero-emissions vehicle has a seating capacity for eleven people and is fully accessible.

Extra safety precautions are taken to ensure safety during the Covid-19 pandemic, including regular deep cleans and limiting seating capacity to three guests and a chaperone.

During the trial, a chaperone will always be on board ready to take manual control if needed.

The vehicle is fitted with lap belts which must be worn by passengers at all times.