The RAC Imagine Program™ provides an opportunity for young Western Australians (Year 5 and 6 students) to discover past and future technologies, and learn about the changing nature of transport, mobility and road safety, whilst addressing aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) and HASS subjects (Humanities and Social Sciences).

In collaboration with the City of South Perth, the Imagine Program™ will:

  • Help students see and experience both past and future technologies; 
  • Educate students about AV technology; and 
  • Discuss next steps for better, safer, easier and more sustainable mobility. 

During the excursion, students will participate in six planned activities including a ride on the RAC Intellibus®, a tour of the Old Mill, exploring AV technology and the future of transport, understanding the connection between coding and road safety, watch the RAC Rescue  helicopters in action, and be hands-on by creating a recycled sculpture to improve the future of mobility.

 

Register your interest

We look forward to planned recommencement of the RAC Imagine Program in September 2020. To register your interest in attending the program, please complete the expression of interest form below.

 Register your interest

The Program

Activity 1: RAC Intellibus® Ride

Students will experience Australia’s very first Automated Vehicle trial and head off on a 3.5 km journey starting at the Old Mill. The RAC Intellibus® will travel along the South Perth Esplanade, where students will observe how the vehicle interacts with road users.

Students on Intellibus

Activity 2: Old Mill and Millers Pool Tour by City of South Perth

Students will take a guided tour of Kareenup and Goorgygoorgup (Mill Point and Millers Pool), and learn about the thousands of years of Noongar use of this iconic site.

The transport of the past is visible and tangible from the edge of the Pool, with views of the Narrows Bridge, spur channel and ferry crossing across the Swan. Students will reflect on the evolving nature of transport technology, and how methods of travel create cities, countries and lives.

Imagine program at Old Mill

Activity 3: AV Technology and the Future of Transport

Students will learn about the technology the RAC Intellibus® uses; LiDARs, Cameras, GPS bases, radio connectors and more, and will discuss how these are essential for AV operation.

Students learn about automation

Activity 4: Coding and Road Safety

Students will use the Edison robot, which will teach computational thinking and computer programming in a hands-on way.  Features of the Edison play an important role in the understanding of AV technology and coding components. 

Students coding with RAC Imagine

Activity 5: RAC Rescue Experience

Students will use the virtual reality headsets to experience a RAC Rescue Experience in action and attending a car accident. Students will understand the benefits of the RAC Rescue helicopter, and how the initiative supports RAC's road safety advocacy program.

RAC Rescue Experience

Activity 6: "Imagine the possibilities" 

Students will consider the future of mobility and transport and reflect on the technologies observed throughout the day by creating their own recycled sculpture. Students will communicate how their product will be safer, more sustainable, and/or more accessible. 

Students creating recycled sculptures

 

The RAC Imagine Program™ is supported by the City of South Perth.

City of South Perth logo

For more information contact intellibus@rac.com.au

 

RAC Imagine Program Terms & Conditions (PDF 165KB)