The first of Perth’s driverless taxis has arrived from French manufacturer Navya for closed-track trials run by the Western Australian Royal Automobile Club (RAC). Perth is just one of three cities globally to test the Autonom Intellicar, which like Navya’s Intellibus trials in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth will allow users to book rides from their phones.
Hundreds of blue and white ‘barber’s poles’ have sprung up across inner Brisbane and they are designed to shave time off your journey and give parking fines a haircut. The distinctive poles pin point loading zones where drivers can legally drop off or pick up passengers. That’s because dropping passengers off, or then picking up, at a taxi rank in in No Standing zones are illegal.
Early warnings about pedestrians crossing a signalised intersection, red light violations and traffic queues are just some of the latest advanced vehicle warning systems being evaluated by QUT researchers. The Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot, Australia’s largest on-road field trial to test and evaluate Cooperative Intelligent Transport System (C-ITS) vehicle safety technologies is being delivered by Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and iMove Cooperative Research Centre (iMOVE CRC).