ITSNZ hosts AV public transport event

International Forum on Autonomous Vehicles for Public Transport is on 8-9 February 2023
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Forum will look at first- and last-mile opportunities for AVs (image: Ohmio)

ITS New Zealand is hosting New Zealand's first International Forum on Autonomous Vehicles for Public Transport.

Held on 8-9 February 2023 in Queenstown, on New Zealand's South Island, it will explore how shared autonomous vehicles are expected to play a key part in creating seamless urban mobility journey options while improving economics, safety and sustainability.

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ITSNZ is partnering with Ohmio for the event, which has a strong international line-up of speakers to talk about first- and last-mile challenges and solutions.

They include:

Simon Kingham, Te Manatu Waka / NZ Ministry of Transport

Young-Jun Moon (Korea), Korean Transport Institute Director

Joost Vantomme (Belgium) Ertico CEO, (online only)

Susan Harris (Aus), CEO, ITS Australia

Jerry Towler (USA) Assistant Director Robotics, South West Research Institute

You-Jun Choi (Korea) Korean Automotive Technology Institute Principal Researcher, Briefing on the Sejong Smart City deployment project

Rita Excell (Aus), Head of Transport ANZ, Amazon Web Services

Lee McKenzie, Manager Future Transport, Waka Kotahi the New Zealand Transport Agency 

Mohammed Hikmet, Executive Chairman, HMI Technologies/Ohmio Automotion

Dean Zabrieszach (Aus), CEO, HMI Technologies/Ohmio Automotion

-Robert Sykora (Luxembourg), Director Europe, Ohmio Automotion

- Andrew Mehaffey (Aus) Ohmio Director International Business Development, Briefing on Australian 5G/Disabled & Elderly Passenger Trials

- Phillip Walsh (Aus), YUNEX Director Business Development Australia and New Zealand

- Nial O’Brien (Aus), Aurecon Global Capability Leader for Roads

More speakers will be confirmed, ITSNZ says.

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