“Australia’s rethink on transport infrastructure” – new report

10 Sep 2018

Increasing urbanisation, rapid population growth and questions of environmental sustainability are forcing Australia to rethink its transport infrastructure matrix, according to a new Austrade report.

‘Australia’s Future Transport and Mobility’ analyses Australian expertise and capability in the development of intelligent transport systems, which is attracting investment from key global players such as Bosch, BMW, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Tesla, Nayva and EasyMile. With more than 15 trials of connected- and automated-vehicles currently underway, Australian industry and government are working hand-in-hand to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in the sector. http://www.austrade.gov.au/futuretransport

The iMove Cooperative Research Centre, the Australian Integrated Multimodal Ecosystem (AIMES) and CSIRO's Data61 are leaders in the nation’s robust research and development landscape in this sphere.

The report highlights Australian expertise in improving traffic management, increasing motorway efficiency, building smart motorways, developing regulatory frameworks for the application of new technologies, and the interface between urban planning and intelligent transport systems. It also features stories of industry innovation, such as Bosch’s work in turning smartphones into car keys, SkedGo’s smart travel applications, and Via software that coordinates in realtime the movement of millions of connected, human-driven and autonomous-vehicles and their passengers.

Australia’s Future Transport and Mobility was prepared by Austrade with support from ITS Australia and the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities.

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