Autonomous Vehicle launch at Port Elliot

Member for Finniss David Basham, Regional Development Australia manager Stephen Shotton and director of Autonomous programs (Aurrigo) Roger van der Lee were at Elliot Gardens in Port Elliot for an exciting launch.

On Thursday, March 28, an Autonomous Vehicle Trial was launched at Elliot Gardens to be used by its residents.

The futuristic vision is supported by the State Government, Regional Development Australia, Lendlease (Elliot Gardens) and Alexandrina Council.

Mr Basham launched the trial and said it was a mobility solution for an important section of the community.

"It gives mobility access for all ages and it is a privilege for it to be operated here at Elliot Gardens," Mr Basham said.

"It is revolutionary technology, as residents will be able to take a ride without a driver."

Mr van der Lee said it was safe to operate and could travel 15 kilometres per hour.

"It is a trial and we want the community to embrace it and give constructive feedback," Mr van der Lee said.

The autonomous vehicle will run designated circuits in Elliot Gardens, which has 326 residents, in 194 homes on 24 hectares.