The future of mobility is one step closer, with the NSW Government’s announcement today it will conduct an autonomous shuttle trial providing a glimpse into how most commuters may soon be travelling around the State, the Tourism & Transport Forum said today.
TTF Chief Executive Officer, Margy Osmond, congratulated the NSW Government and its partners in the trial, NRMA, HMI Technologies, Telstra, IAG and the Sydney Olympic Park Authority, on embracing the incredible potential of autonomous vehicles as the next big thing in transport.
“Autonomous vehicles are set to reshape transport into the future, and this trial signals that this transformation will occur sooner rather than later,” Ms Osmond said.
“With technology rapidly changing and innovation the new norm, the availability of fullautonomous vehicles is fast becoming a reality.
“To fully understand the implications that autonomous vehicles will have on our future mobility, it is critical for governments to undertake extensive on-road trials.
“The public trial at Sydney Olympic Park – the new home of one of Australia’s most trusted mobility brands – the NRMA, makes sense and will provide invaluable insights about how autonomous vehicles will interact and connect with existing infrastructure and other road users.
“The NSW Government, a leading light for transport innovation in Australia, is to be congratulated for undertaking this landmark trial.”