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A glimpse at a driverless future

The eye-catching EasyMile EZ10 electric, driverless vehicle made its Mooloolaba debut during December.

Sunshine Coast residents and visitors became the first in south-east Queensland to experience the future of transport as the EasyMile EZ10 electric, driverless shuttle carried passengers for two days in Mooloolaba.

The eye-catching vehicle operated along the Mooloolaba Esplanade from December 14 to 16.

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson says electric, driverless technology is of interest to the council “in the long term, as we consider transport solutions for our communities.”

EasyMile’s Simon Pearce says the demonstration highlights the impressive capabilities and safety features of the EZ10, and the benefits self-driving technology can offer in connecting residents to traditional public transport and improving mobility for those who are unable to drive.

“The EZ10 fully autonomous shuttle has a capacity of 12 customers and has been designed to cover short pre-defined routes through embedded and localisation technologies,” he says.

“Using the latest sensory technology, the vehicle can safely respond to environmental changes like moving pedestrians, cyclists and other cars.

“Mooloolaba is the first stop, but we look forward to giving other parts of south-east Queensland a chance to experience this new technology for themselves.”

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