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Driverless cars set to appear on Australian roads by 2019

IANS  |  Canberra 

will be one of the first cities in the world to trial on-demand cars, with a prototype vehicle unveiled on Wednesday.

by autonomous vehicle company NAVYA, the cars will include a "chaperone" who will be able to stop the manually at any time necessary.

The vehicles can carry up to six people and have a maximum speed of 90 kmph, although speeds are likely to be capped at 50 kmph during the trials.

Once unmanned trials are completed in 2019, registered users will be able to order a to their destination via a phone app, similar to a regular taxi, reported.

is responsible for facilitating the tests in and said was one of just three cities in the world to be trialling the cars.

"How we move around is rapidly evolving and being able to test emerging right here in Western will help us adapt to these changes in the safest way possible," Agnew said.



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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 13:10 IST