Murray was selected as a finalist in the ITS Australia National Awards 2020, receiving a nomination for the Connected and Automated Vehicle Award.
The EZ10 autonomous shuttle is in constant communication with infrastructure, such as traffic lights, sending signals to the shuttle, which then analyses and makes the decision to continue its route or stop.
It is guided by a range of GPS, camera, sensors and odometry with extensive safety processes in place. It is the most-deployed driverless passenger shuttle in the world with its technology having driven autonomous vehicles in 300+ locations in more than 30 countries.
As this technology is being trialed on the road at Renmark, it may stop from time to time and therefore we seek care and patience by other road users in the area.
A key focus of the project is to support those in the community with restricted transport opportunities, and the tourism sector. Services like the one in Renmark are informing us of the reliability, acceptance and operational framework for automated vehicle technologies which may play a role in the future transport mobility mix.
Keolis Downer are currently project partners with two additional driverless bus trials in Australia: one in Raby Bay, Queensland and another in Tonsley, South Australia.
They also come with international expertise, as parent company Keolis operates over 30 driverless vehicle projects worldwide, with operations in Paris, London, Belgium, Montreal, and Las Vegas (just to name a few), moving 140,000+ passengers on driverless vehicles each year.
COVID safety measures
Passengers are required to practice social distancing as far as practical, in line with expert health advice, and sign in prior to entry for contact tracing purposes, either through the COVID SAfe Check-In QR code function of the mySA GOV smartphone app, located at each bus stop along the route, or by providing their details in writing.
If you are feeling ill with flu-like symptoms, please avoid travel on public transport.