Driverless vehicle trial underway at Lendlease Elliot Gardens retirement village

THERE WILL be no designated drivers at one South Australian retirement village which has lauched a driverless car service for residents.

Lendlease’s Elliot Gardens has taken delivery of the battery-powered Podzero car as part of the autonomous vehicle trial by UK manufacturer Aurrigo.

The trial will look at how autonomous technology can improve mobility for the 330 residents living at the 27-hectare village in Port Elliot.

The car, which has been nicknamed Elliot by residents, uses multiple sensors, can reach speeds of up to 24 kmph and can carry transport four passengers.