Industry partnership to drive Adelaide's 'autonomous vehicle hub'

An exciting new partnership between Australian mass transit specialist Transit Australia Group (TAG) and international electric driverless technology company EasyMile has signalled South Australia as its innovation epicentre.

The EZ10 driverless vehicle carries up to 15 people and can operate on existing roadway and public infrastructure.

The EZ10 driverless vehicle carries up to 15 people and can operate on existing roadway and public infrastructure.

EasyMile currently operates in Asia-Pacific, Middle-East, America and Europe, with its flagship vehicle, the EZ10 driverless electric shuttle bus, carrying up to 15 passengers (eight seated and seven standing) and travelling at a speed of up to 45km/h.

In the first collaboration of its nature in Australia, TAG’s mass transit capabilities and experience nationally will be critical in supporting the integration of the vehicles into public transport systems with a focus on deployment, operations and maintenance during the trials.

TAG CEO Michael McGee said the partnership approach offered governments the opportunity to undertake a robust examination of how autonomous vehicle technology could be used as a mobility solution.

“We have combined world-leading autonomous vehicle products and technology with our expertise and innovation in designing and operating mass transit networks,” Mr McGee says.

“This is an exciting opportunity for us to work with a world leader and to explore how we can integrate this emerging technology into existing public transport systems as a ‘first and last mile’ mobility solution.”

Read the full media release at tagroup.net.au