Hours of operation
The RACQ Smart Shuttle will run weekdays during the following hours of operation:
Monday to Thursday: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Friday: 9.30am – 12.30pm
How long is the trial running?
The Karragarra Trial will run for six months commencing November 2019.
How can I get involved or find out more about the trial?
Please see Redland City Council’s redland.qld.gov.au/RACQSmartShuttle for more information about the trial, the vehicle and for any service disruption updates.
Will there be an operator/driver?
While the RACQ Smart Shuttle is fully autonomous, a chaperone will be on board to assist passengers, administer user surveys and to answer any questions regarding the technology, safety and operation of the Shuttle.
The chaperone will also be able to manually operate the shuttle if required.
Chaperones are employed by Redlands City Council and are accredited transport operators.
How can I ride the shuttle?
The RACQ Smart Shuttle will operate on a fixed loop route, starting at the ferry terminal, continuing along The Esplanade; Maryanne St and Treasure Island Ave. A timetable of services will be coordinated with ferry arrivals and passengers can hop on or off at one of eight bus stops along the route.
The shuttle will be free to passengers.
Get to know the RACQ Smart Shuttle
The RACQ Smart Shuttle is the EasyMile EZ10 model. EasyMile has operated in 21 countries and have transported more than 320,000 passengers over 250,000km without serious incident.
The RACQ Smart Shuttle uses autonomous driving systems and multiple lidar to navigate the route and detect and react to any obstacle in the shuttles pathway.
Other features of the RACQ Smart Shuttle include:
- Level 4 - high automation
- Fully electric
- Seats 6 plus 6 standing
- Electric ramp for wheelchair access
- Maximum trial speed - 20km/hr
- Seatbelts onboard
- Obstacle detection - within 40 metres
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