Driverless Bus To Be Trialled At Sydney Olympic Park

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Workers at Sydney's Olympic Park will be among the first to use a driverless shuttle bus as part of a two-year trial of autonomous vehicles launched by the state government.

The first stage of the trial starting later this month will involve tests and safety checks of the shuttle bus in an off-road environment at Newington Armoury near the former Olympic village. The vehicle will run autonomously on a pre-programmed route.

Transport Minister Andrew Constance said the trial would showcase the government's bigger vision for a technology-enabled transport future in NSW.

"The ultimate goal of the trial is to find the best way to harness the next generation of driverless technology and how to make it work for NSW while also answering questions about how it can improve safety and reliability," he said.

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