Self-driving car to take on Tauranga traffic this week – Bay of Plenty Times – Bay of Plenty Times News

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The three-day conference held at Trinity Wharf begins tomorrow and featured a variety of local and international speakers.University professors and representatives from ACC, the Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council, AA, NZ Police, KiwiRail and Ministry of Transport would be speaking.Trafinz president Andy Foster said it would be a major turning point for the evolution of self-driving car technology on New Zealand roads”We have heard so much about the potential of self-driving vehicles. The potential is here now, to completely change our way of life, our way of moving around and even the shape of our cities.”Volvo Cars’ Henrik Jarlebratt said New Zealand was suited to take advantage of self-driving cars, trucks and buses.”Autonomous vehicles will make the congested commute and intercity long-distance trips safe, efficient and less tiring or stressful,” he said.

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