Melbourne, 7 June 2018 -– The NeTC conference, now in its 13th year, is proving to remain as relevant today as when it was created in 2006.
Whilst the topics have progressed to include in 2018 how Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) might interact with toll road infrastructure, the challenges of keeping transport moving remain top of the agenda.
The emergence of increasingly connected and automated vehicles is expected to lead to fundamental changes to roads, transport, and cities in the future. The industry is talking about these challenges and the changes in the flow of vehicles on the roads to more easily accommodate all journeys.
Changes are being made now to make a difference to travellers’ experiences in the near-term. With an ever-increasing demand for road journeys, ways are being sought to convey growing populations to their everyday destinations – often a city-centre, or cross-city location.
Other approaches are looking to minimise the impact of heavy vehicles and freight on the roads, to keep heavy vehicles and freight to the main arterial roads, and away from local streets.