Free rides on offer around Geraldton CBD
As an alternative to walking, people are invited to rest their weary feet and be driven around the Geraldton CBD by, well, no one.
On Wednesday the trial begins for a driverless passenger vehicle.
A City of Greater Geraldton spokeswoman said it provided a free “opportunity to experience the future”.
A promoter said the free 30-minute RAC Intellibus experience began at the Intellibus Hub on Marine Terrace, heading north along Foreshore Drive towards the Museum of Geraldton.
“Passengers will be able to stay on board or hop off and explore the museum exhibitions,” she said.
“Pre-registered passengers will be able to jump back on board subject to seating availability.
“The return journey will travel through the Geraldton City Centre passing through the redeveloped Rocks Laneway Project and Ghost Office along Marine Terrace with the journey ending back at the Hub.”
RAC representative Anne Still said her organisation was excited to be partnering with the City of Greater Geraldton to bring “ground-breaking driverless technology” to WA’s Midwest.
“This is an important milestone in helping WA to prepare for a driverless future, ensuring more Western Australians can see and experience this new technology for themselves,” she said.
“Passengers on-board the RAC Intellibus will learn about the technology and see how it interacts with other road users.”
The RAC Intellibus will be in Geraldton from Wednesday to Sunday, November 8, operating from 9.30am to 12pm and again from 1pm to 3pm.
Free rides can be booked at www.eventbrite.com.au.
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