Aurrigo : ‘Elliot’ trial

Project overview

In collaboration with Regional Development Australia, Aurrigo has launched an autonomous vehicle trial at the Lendlease owned Elliot Gardens retirement village at Port Elliot.

Aurrigo is a leading manufacturer of driverless vehicle technologies based in the UK with offices in the US, Canada and Australia.

“This trial will provide user feedback on the real-life experience of an autonomous mobility service and the performance of the pod, which will contribute to future service and technical developments. “
— Roger van der Lee, Aurrigo - Director Autonomous Programs APAC

One of Aurrigo’s three Adelaide based podzero vehicles which have been operating since late 2017 at the Tonsley Innovation District as part of the South Australian government’s Future Mobility Lab Fund program will be assigned to the trial.

The battery powered podzero, Elliot, operates autonomously through multiple sensor technologies with speeds up to 10 km/h through the village and has capacity for four passengers.  Elliot will be available on various routes Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm (excluding public holidays) throughout the Village to make accessing the pod easier for residents. 

To take a ride, residents can hail Elliot at the community centre or when it’s passing, by SMS or phone. 


The TriaL

We are proud to support this collaboration and are undertaking an exploratory study on the roll out of the Autonomous Vehicle Trial.  Led by LifeLab Executive Director, Veera Mustonen, our team will be studying the experiences of residents who choose to travel around the village in ‘Elliot’. 

Through the trial, we will independently collect resident mobility behaviour information and user feedback of the autonomous mobility service and the usage of the pod, which it is hoped will contribute to Aurrigo’s future service and technical developments.  Our aim is to assist Aurrigo to develop a service which enhances mobility and social interaction in every community where they operate.

The project is expected to be complete by 30 May 2019.

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