Locals are being encouraged to book in now to experience the self-driving vehicle, ZOE2, with the last sessions available in the Bundaberg Region tomorrow.
ZOE2 is short for zero emissions and is a prototype which allows the automated system to be given control within predefined geographical areas.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads has been showcasing automated vehicle technology this week, with Bundaberg residents experiencing first hand how AV’s interact with the road environment and other road users.
The experience includes driverless summoning (when conditions allow), adapting speeds through a school zone and negotiating intersections.
Over 80 Bundaberg residents have already experienced ZOE2 including Richard and Lynette who said it was definitely worth checking out.
“It seemed strange sitting there with no driver in the seat, no hands on the wheel, but it comes to the corner and stops as it should,” the duo said.
“It is interesting.
“It was all explained to us as the car was going along so it was really good.”
Book in for a ZOE2 test drive
Transport and Main Roads, in partnership with Queensland University of Technology and iMOVE national co-operative research centre, are jointly funding a $3.4 million program of research focused on how ZOE2’s technology will interact with our roads, its drivers and other road users.
Visit http://tinyurl.com/Zoe2Demo to sign up now.