First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Released today, 2 March, the ITS Australia Smart Transport for Australia (link http://www.its-australia.com.au/reports/) report is a review of the nation’s smart transport technology industry, identifying future opportunities for safer, more efficient and sustainable transport.
The report provides examples of local and international initiatives and identifies seven key areas for opportunity, with a focus on Australian considerations, including: pathways to connected autonomy; mobility for smart cities and communities; and next generation public transport and mobility as a service. It also discusses big data, analytics, ownership and access; future freight; transport pricing and funding; and frameworks for success
The ITS Australia Report was produced by Fivenines Consulting, sourcing information from Congress presentations and papers, and interaction with the ITS Australia Board. In addition, on-site face-to-face interviews were conducted with key industry thought-leaders, providing authentic insights, based on genuine industry knowledge and experience.
ITS President Brian Negus believes the report has significant implications for the country. “We are in a unique position to harness technology to enhance the liveability of our cities and communities,” he said.
“Australia is a leader in transport technology and an early adopter of innovation and initiatives. Utilising technology and real time data, in a shared and open environment, provides an opportunity to improve safety, reduce congestion and pollution on our networks, and increase mobility.