RACQ Smart Shuttle mapping Raby Bay route ahead of on-road trial
Phase 2 of the Redlands Coast Smart Mobility Trial is now officially in pre-deployment stage. The vehicle is current mapping the Raby Bay route, which is why it is travelling at a very low speed with a traffic management vehicle following. This will continue intermittently until the vehicle is operational and taking passengers in late November (actual date to be confirmed).
The vehicle speed will gradually increase, reaching about 20 km/hour once it is taking passengers. We ask motorists to be patient and drive with care during the pre-deployment and trial period, which will continue until June 2021. Safety features mean the vehicle will come to a stop if other vehicles get too close.
Initial stakeholder discussions were held last week with members of the Raby Bay Ratepayers Association and local businesses from the Raby Bay Harbour precinct about the project and pre-deployment activities, flyers letterbox dropped in Masthead Drive and all streets off Masthead Drive and signage placed along the route.