Adelaide Introduces Autonomous Bus And Smart Transit Hubs

The South Australian government has today launched a six month trial of a self-driving electric bus, dubbed Olli, which will travel between two new transit hubs in Adelaide’s beachside suburb Glenelg.

Olli was built by Local Motors, which has also created the first 3D printed car and has partnered with SAGE Automation to conduct the first-mile-last-mile driverless shuttle and interactive bus stop trial at Hodfast Bay…

Olli and Matilda have an on-board human machine interface and cognition allowing them to ‘talk’ and interact with passengers, providing information about the vehicle and its surrounds.

In the trial, the Olli shuttle will operate in conjunction with the cloud-connected Matilda Transit Hub to deliver a complete experience for passengers from pick-up to drop-off. Safety for passengers is enhanced through CCTV, LED lighting, PA and instant intercom access providing peace of mind.