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Nov. 11, 2020—Residents of Paerata Rise, Auckland will be the first to live in a "Smart Village," with a private autonomous shuttle network at their fingertips. 

According to a press release, the system will provide on-demand transport via a smart phone app for the residents. 

Chris Johnston, executive director for Paerata Rise said in a press release, "Our goal is to be one of the most desirable places to live in Auckland and becoming a Smart Village is an extension of this. It means we are able to offer the utmost connection to our residents through a private network, and the most cutting-edge technologies."

Currently in test stages, the network and its technology plan to go live in 2021. 

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