UWA goes its own way

The university announces a new autonomous bus on campus with hardware and software developed by engineering students

It’s called nuWAy, which makes it a shame no –one created a programme to choose a better name.

Even so, nuWAy looks like a win for the locals. In 2018 the university used an autonomous bus at Open Day and compared it against driverless systems then being developed in-house.

But as for the name – it’s more function-focused than the Curtin autonomous bus, called Kip (named for John Curtin’s dog) but does not match the rail-connector at U Cal Berkeley, Humphrey Go Bart (CMM April 4, 5 2017).