Key transport technology issues discussed at summit

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) leaders from Asia Pacific, Europe, and USA joined the Australian smart transport community to explore current and future technologies at the Australian ITS Summit at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.

Hosted by Intelligent Transport Systems Australia (ITS Australia), in partnership with NSW Government and Roads and Maritime Services, the event discussed key transport technology topics such as connected and automated vehicles, cyber security, ride-share, Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and AI (artificial intelligence).

Dean Zabrieszach, President, ITS Australia, said the Summit theme, Shaping Future Transport reflects the rapidly changing transport landscape of today while introducing future mobility technologies.

“The ITS industry continues to expand and reach into new industry segments, and increasingly plays a vital role in the safety, efficiency and sustainability of freight and people movement.

“Technology is changing so fast it not only presents opportunities to enhance the liveability of our cities and communities, it creates new and future business opportunities. Australia has the capability to capitalise on all of these.”

The ITS Summit included more than 100 Australian and international speakers, with keynote presentations from government, international and local industry leaders all supported by a strong exhibition, technical tours and business opportunities.

Mark Bailey, Queensland’s Transport and Main Roads Minister, said opportunities to drive the national conversation on ITS would help prepare Australians for a very different transport landscape to what we see now.

“We are excited about preparing Queensland’s road network, infrastructure, legislation, regulation and licencing to support automated vehicles,” Mr Bailey said.

“The ITS Summit is a valuable forum for sharing ideas and see the exciting things happening around the world that make this such an inspiring space to work in.

“We look forward to hosting the Summit in Brisbane in 2020 and bringing more bright ideas to Queensland.”

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