ITS Australia is inviting delegates to Brisbane for its ITS Smart Cities Summit in Brisbane in May, ahead of the World Congress in Melbourne in October.
“Connected and automated vehicles have a significant role to play in the development of smart cities,” it says in a statement announcing the event. “There are already vehicles on roads that can undertake a limited form of self-driving and vehicles are increasingly becoming connected, with huge volumes of data being generated on-board and through road infrastructure.
“Such advancements are expected to play a critical role in safety and congestion, enabling smarter, cleaner transport.
The summit will look at the growing international focus on smart cities where transport, utilities and healthcare communicate with each other to allow coordination and reduce waste, and how it is a key driver for the provision of intelligent infrastructure across the road network. Such initiatives are being actively pursued by local government across South East Queensland to enhance the quality and efficiency of services, and therefore ITS Australia in partnership with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads are hosting the Connected Autonomy in Smart Cities Summit.
Registration is open – here and includes attendance to the full conference, as well as daily catering and industry hand-out material and is open to visitors across the world who would also benefit from networking opportunities in preparation for Melbourne’s World Congress.