Driverless cars to be trialled on Perth roads
Originally posted by Jacquelin Robson @ 9news.com.au
A driverless car will soon be our latest way to travel and Perth is one of just three cities in the world to test the new technology.
Three cars have been assigned to Perth in trials that will undergo three phases.
The first on private land before the public can get involved as early as mid-next year.
The vehicles will be tested on empty public roads before the final phase where driverless cars will join everyday traffic.
They can carry up to six passengers, with a max speed of 90 kilometres an hour with a promise to reduce traffic accidents by up to 90 per cent.
The technology is state-of-the-art with each car having four radars, six cameras and multi-sensor technology providing the vehicles with a 3D perception to map the environment, detect obstacles and make decisions.
Each car will have a chaperone for emergencies.
A driverless Intellibus is already carrying hundreds of passengers across South Perth.
The exact location the new Intellicar will be trialled is yet to be determined.