EZ10 Arrives in Ipswich for a week’s trial
The City of Ipswich partnered with EasyMile and Transdev to feature a public demonstration of the EZ10 driverless shuttle in Queensland’s Springfield. The demonstration provided an opportunity for the citizens of Ipswich to experience the future of transport and an introduction to fully autonomous (self-driving) shuttle technology.
Free public demonstrations of EasyMile’s EZ10 fully autonomous shuttle took place from Monday, 26 February to Saturday, 3 March 2018, travelling from Orion Lagoon along John Nugent Way in Springfield.
The vehicle on display was the EasyMile EZ10, a fully autonomous, 100% electric driverless shuttle:
- Designed to cover short predefined routes through embedded and localisation technologies developed by EasyMile
- Utilising the latest technology to safely respond to environmental changes like moving pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles
- Able to carry up to 12 people (6 seating, 6 standing), with an access ramp ensuring accessibility to people with disabilities.
The project is part of Ipswich’s Smart City program. Ipswich already has electric car chargers on smart light poles, and will soon begin Australia’s largest cooperative intelligent transport system program.