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Wow! Driverless Buses Are Reality!

Lockton Is Proud to be Part of the Journey

When we heard about the new project that Lockton (our parent company) is working on, we couldn’t help thinking, “This must be the future!” Cool revolutionary companies like EasyMile are turning our technology dreams into reality. And Lockton Companies is experienced at analyzing the changing insurance needs from new tech and creating unique solutions.

The EZ10 shuttle bus recently embarked on its maiden voyage, becoming Australia’s first driverless bus. Created by EasyMile, the shuttle has no steering wheel and no front so it can change its direction without turning. It can carry up to 12 passengers and runs up to 12 hours per charge. And our favorite feature (other than the no driver thing)? Zero emissions!

The trailblazing Australian buses run on virtual tracks that can be easily configured to accommodate changes in traffic or demand. A hybrid sensing approach inspired by aeronautics keeps everyone safe (we’re guessing this is Lockton’s favorite feature!) by detecting obstacles through a combination of cameras, lasers and differential GPS sensing. And the internet-connected buses includes cybersecurity systems (we’re really into cybersecurity too).

“Autonomous transport technology is no longer science fiction – it’s here and we are leading the way,” said Michael Gunner, Northern Territory Chief Minister, “With this project, (we) join an exclusive list of jurisdictions worldwide… including Singapore, Dubai/UAE, France, Netherlands, California and Japan.”

And Lockton is coming along for the ride, providing insurance and risk management coverage for this project. The Lockton Northern Territory team, in collaboration with the London office, are excited to lead the way with the Darwin Waterfront Corporation, pioneering Australia’s autonomous transport.

Chat with a licensed Mylo advisor to find what you need to protect your cool new business.

Thanks to Ash Curtis of Lockton Companies for her great info at http://locktonaustralia.com.au/nt-driverless-shuttle-bus/

About EasyMile
Founded in 2014, EasyMile is a high-tech startup specialised in providing both software powering autonomous vehicles and the last mile smart mobility solutions. The company is headquartered in Toulouse (France) with offices in Singapore and Denver (USA). It also operates through value added resellers notably in Japan and the Middle East. EasyMile, with its workforce of 70 passionate employees, is a privately held company that is currently growing organically at a sustained pace.

About Lockton More than 5,300 professionals at Lockton provide 35,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, and employee benefits consulting services that improve their businesses. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held independent insurance broker in the world and 10th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates has awarded Lockton its Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For eight consecutive years, Business Insurance has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." www.Lockton.com

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