Perth, the capital of Western Australia, has been revealed as one of three cities chosen to host a trial of a new type of electric-powered autonomous vehicle.
The government and the RAC will work to explore potential locations for the initial closed trial, with the potential for a limited on-road public trial at a later date.
“It is important that our State is provided with a safe, cost efficient and accessible mode of commuter transport,” said Transport Minister Rita Saffioti.
“I am very proud that Western Australia is leading the way with Perth being one of only three cities worldwide trialling these vehicles.”
RAC Group CEO Terry Agnew said: “We must prepare for the potential impact and opportunities of driverless vehicles, as well as the changes that are required for them to safely transition on to our roads.”
“By giving Western Australians the chance to see the technology, use it and experience it, we are learning more and working towards being ready for driverless vehicles,” continued Agnew.