The Deputy Director of Traffic Technology, Traffic and Technology at the Department for Transport, Anthony Ferguson, has been lined up to speak at the ITS Australia summit in Brisbane in September.
The event will feature solar powered cars, drones and the Southern Hemisphere’s only Hyperloop project among the transport technology initiatives being discussed in order to “transform” mobility in Australia.
Hosted by ITS Australia in partnership with Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, the key focus areas are Connected and Automated Vehicles, Mobility as a Service and Big Data, and Transport for Smart Cities. The ITS Summit is Australia’s largest annual industry-led ITS conference.
ITS Australia Chief Executive Susan Harris said the Summit theme, Transforming Transport reflects the rapidly changing transport landscape of today while introducing future mobility technologies, “The Intelligent Transport Systems industry has never been stronger and increasingly plays a vital role in the safety, efficiency and sustainability of freight and people movements.
“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 these.”
The ITS Summit will include more than 40 Australian and international speakers, in addition to Keynotes, exhibitions, technical tours and networking opportunities.
Another international keynote speaker is Dr Steven Shladover, Program manager for the California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology, at the University California, “This is an opportunity to talk about the lessons we can learn from previous experiences with automation of driving and what they signify for the future development of driving automation systems.”