Smart shuttle makes debut at Christchurch Airport

July 5, 2019


We’re excited to see the introduction of New Zealand’s first Smart Shuttle at Christchurch Airport.

The city’s autonomous vehicle trial went up a gear recently when the shuttle was officially made public. More than 500 people took a ride over the last 10 days before the ongoing Autonomous Vehicle (AV) trial now moves to private roads at Christchurch Airport.

Chief Executive Malcolm Johns said: “This vehicle has been produced by our trial partner Ohmio. It is autonomous, electric and parts of it have been 3D printed.

“The Kiwi Smart Shuttle can carry up to 15 adults, so may offer more possible uses for us across our campus in future. In the meantime, we will continue testing and learning to understand its capabilities.”

Watch the Smart Shuttle in action below: