The Gold Coast Smart Shuttle trial is part of a broader autonomous vehicle research program conducted by RACQ. The purpose of the trial was to identify key learnings and collect data, enabling the Gold Coast to evolve into a smarter city and prepare for a future transport ecosystem that embraces technology.
Innovative technologies, including autonomous vehicles, can contribute to sustainable transport outcomes by:
Following two successful deployments of the RACQ Smart Shuttle on the Redlands Coast, the trial on the Gold Coast sought to increase the level of complexity and further understand the capabilities of the shuttle to operate in a live traffic environment.
For information on previous trials visit RACQ Smart Shuttle.
Towards the conclusion of the trial period, the City conducted a customer experience survey of more than 120 people passengers and observers. The survey found that the respondents were supportive of the Smart Shuttle.
Findings from the survey include:
We are continuing investigation and discussion with the community and transport partners regarding a potential future second phase of the trial.
Gold Coast Smart Shuttle Trial map(PDF, 1MB)