RAC  Intellibus® Experience South Perth

RAC Intellibus® Experience South Perth

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Experience the future in South Perth

About this event

The RAC Intellibus® is the longest-running automated vehicle trial in Australia. Since launching in South Perth in 2016, more than 20,000 passengers have been onboard the driverless bus, which has travelled over 30,000 kilometres in autonomous mode on public roads in South Perth, Busselton and Geraldton.

RAC welcomes the community onboard the Intellibus® to experience a unique glimpse into the future and learn about the potential benefits of driverless vehicle technology. Passengers will observe how the Intellibus® interacts with road users including motorists, cyclists and pedestrians whilst learning how this technology could be integrated into our transport network for a safer, sustainable and connected future.

The trial operates Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am to 3.30pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

The free 3.5-kilometre journey begins at the Intellibus® Hub at the eastern end of South Perth Esplanade and heads west along the picturesque South Perth foreshore to the Old Mill. The South Perth foreshore is an iconic tourist destination with views of the City’s skyline across the Swan River.

Built in 1835 and operating until 1859, the Old Mill is the oldest physical link with the pioneering days of the colony of WA. The Old Mill produced 680kg of flour per day at its peak. It has also been used as a hotel, a residence, a wine saloon and a poultry farm. After careful restoration, the top floor of the Old Mill will be open to all visitors for the first time in almost 20 years.

Passengers will be able to hop off at the Old Mill to explore the grounds or join a guided tour of the 185 year old flour mill. Pre-registered passengers will be able to jump back onboard the Intellibus® subject to seating availability to return back to the Intellibus® Hub.

Before registering to participate in the RAC Intellibus® demonstration, passengers should read, acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions. Participants must be over the age of seven to ride the Intellibus® due to seatbelt requirements. Visitors to the Old Mill must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter the site from 31 January 2022.

This trial is proudly supported by the City of South Perth and the Government of Western Australia.

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