Driverless car to hit Perth roads in 2019

The RAC unveiled the prototype vehicle – the first in WA and one of the first in the world – on Wednesday afternoon.

The car will be put through its paces at RAC’s facilities before trials start on Perth roads in 2019. Initially they will be without passengers before opening up to the public, who will be able to use an app to order the car in the same way they can order a taxi or Uber.

RAC group chief executive Terry Agnew said as with the driverless buses being trialed in South Perth the cars would include a chaperone who was able to manually stop the cars if needed.

He said Perth was one of just three cities in the world to be trialling the cars by manufacturer NAVYA.