The Cooperative and Highly Automated Driving (CHAD) Pilot

This pilot is being delivered by the Department of Transport and Main Roads, in partnership with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), iMOVE Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) and Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC). To understand safety challenges around the introduction of advanced vehicle technology and to inform government direction, the CHAD pilot seeks to broadly identify the potential impacts of introducing Cooperative and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) on Queensland roads with a focus on:

  • Interaction with physical road infrastructure
  • Interaction with digital infrastructure
  • Interaction with other road users
  • Driver behaviour (the human to machine interface)

The pilot includes the ZOE1 research platform, built on an electric Renault ZOE, it is not automated but includes sensors and algorithms likely to be used in an automated vehicle. Between July 2018 and July 2019, ZOE1 collected data over approximately 1,200kms of urban and rural roads in Southeast Queensland to assess:

  • the suitability of road lines, road signs and traffic sign for CAV in day, night and rain
  • how existing built and signed infrastructure would affect the accurate positioning of CAVs
  • the use of prior maps and LIDAR to supplement camera vision.

This data was analysed using state of the art sensor processing algorithms. Using this data the team at QUT’s Australian Centre for Robotic Vision tested automated systems’ responses as per the scope. The final report will be made available towards the end of 2019.

Listen to the recording of the webinar on the Cooperative and Highly Automated Driving (CHAD) Pilot with panelists:
• Dennis Walsh Chief Engineer, Engineering and Technology, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads,
• Professor Michael Milford ARC Future Fellow | Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow – Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology
• Amit Trivedi Project Lead, Cooperative and Highly Automated Driving (CHAD) Pilot


Unlocking shared mobility – Part 2

There is increasingly intense competition on our networks and for kerb-side space. Network management, parking and road-side infrastructure management is a complex challenge in most jurisdictions. This webinar on 25 September – 12:30-1:15 will consider the potential for increasing shared mobility as a way to effectively address these issues.

ITS Australia are leading a project through the iMOVE CRC with research partners RMIT, to better understand how we can collaboratively work to increase the options for customers to access car-share services to improve outcomes for our communities. In this panel discussion we’ll speak with our project and research partners to look into how we can work to improve one of the most pressing problems the transport network and our communities face. Parking.

Join us with Cecilia Warren Director, Research & Development at IAG, Mick Spiers General Manager Asia at Cubic, and Dr Elizabeth Taylor Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design at Monash University to hear about why this is such an important and interesting topic for such a diverse range of stakeholders.





Next Generation Network Management – Part 2 – Government Perspectives

Continuing our focus on the future of network management this time we’ve invited government to the table. Having heard from industry in part 1 we’re pleased to be speaking with representatives from Queensland Transport & Main Roads, VicRoads, and Austroads.

How are governments collaborating to improve transport network management practices in Australia and how can the ITS industry work with Government to improve transport network management?

Listen to podcast below to hear an in-depth discussion on next-generation network management from a government perspective. Panellists discussed their vision for next generation transport network management, and what are their priorities for moving forward with this vision?


  • Ted Beak, Acting Director (Mobility Policy & Insights) at Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Chris Coghlan, Acting Principal Intelligent Transport Systems at Department of Transport
  • Richard Delplace, Program Manager – Network Austroads

You can also review the Victorian Strategic Plan and Queensland Strategic Transport Plan as well as Austroads Network Program.


NTC In-Service Safety Assurance Consultation



The National Transport Commission are seeking feedback on a consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) which assesses options to manage the in-service safety of automated vehicles.

The consultation RIS examines:

  • The role of different parties in the in-service safety of automated vehicles
  • any additional safety duties that should apply to these parties
  • the institutional and regulatory arrangements to support these duties.


Rahila David – Project Manager
Marcus Burke – Director Automated Vehicles


Unlocking shared mobility



There is increasingly intense competition on our networks and for kerb-side space. Network management, parking and road-side infrastructure management is a complex challenge in most jurisdictions.

Increasing shared mobility is a proven way to effectively address these issues. In this panel discussion we’ll speak with car-share providers and parking data technology developers to look into how we can work to improve one of the most pressing problems the transport network and our communities face. Parking.

Trystan Eeles – Co-Founder and COO Liftango
Erik Zydervelt – Co-Founder and CEO at Mevo
Elizabeth Zealand – CEO Spot Parking
Josh Brydges – Locations and Transportation Planner at GoGet Carshare


Next-generation network management

Getting the most out of our transport networks is a key focus of our industry and ITS is a fundamental component of innovative network management. This webinar will investigate where we’ve come from and what the next steps are for transport management centres and improving the way we both manage and leverage our infrastructure assets and the technologies that make them work.

Chris Bax – Cubic
Johnny Leung – Synergistc Traffic
Jeff Dusting – Transurban
Michael Watts – Transmax



Accelerating the implementation of C-ITS to save lives

DSRC and 5G, the hybrid approach… Listen to our distinguished panel discuss what we can continue to do to accelerate the take-up of these emerging technologies that help save lives on our roads.

Our panel considered approaches to enable a national integrated C-ITS ecosystem that leverages multiple wireless communications technologies including DSRC, WiFi, Bluetooth, 4G/5G and Satellite to enable the best ‘fit for purpose’ element of an overall C-ITS ecosystem.

Jamie Smith – Business Development Executive – Smart Transport  – Telstra Enterprise
Fabien Cure – Chief Engineer – Cohda Wireless Pty Ltd
James Hurnall – Technical Director – FCAI
Dennis Walsh – Chief Engineer – Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
Stacey Ryan – Policy Manager  – ITS Australia
Andrew O’Brien – Customer Solutions Architect for Energy and Transportation – Cisco Systems


World-first connected transport technology trials in Melbourne

Join the team from the Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES), Project Director Majid Sarvi, Chair of Transport Engineering Professor in Transport for Smart Cities, The University of Melbourne. Simon Young, GM – IOT – Energy & Transportation, Cisco, and Scott Benjamin, Technical Director Intelligent Transport, WSP to hear all about their live test-bed in Carlton, Melbourne.

Read up on AIMES.


Safety, security, and privacy – Cybersecurity in a networked city. What’s your threat model?

In an increasingly networked world how do we protect systems, cities, and people from cyber-attacks, hacks, and breaches, which will become increasingly important with increased connectivity across the transport networks. This webinar will bring together experts in the field of Cybersecurity.

Listen to Simon Finn, Cisco security architect specialist and Damien Manuel, Deakin Universities Director of Cyber Security – Research and Innovation Centre in discussion with ITS Australia Policy Manager, Stacey Ryan on a vital topic for the transport and technology sectors.


IoT in Australia

This episode brings together experts in the field of IoT.  We will be talking about the technology, the experience and how these organisations work to bring it all together to enhance the ITS industry, network efficiency and improve customer experience.

We are looking forward to hearing from our panelists, and hope you can join us and come with some searching questions to ask our panelists.

Chris Bax Vice President ITS Global Strategy– Cubic Transportation System  Chris is responsible for Intelligent Transport Systems, developing and executing market entry strategies around the globe to develop and grow Cubic’s position in the ITS and Smart City market. Leads the strategic direction, development and deployment of Cubic’s Surface Transport Management Solutions.

Chris Fullelove, Manager Arterials and Device Management – Transmax Chris has extensive experience in developing and deploying ITS solutions and products, and demonstrated skills in managing ITS projects across large road networks for a range of government customers, with extensive experience working both for an Australian transport authority and for Transmax.

Simon Young, General Manager IoT Energy and Transportation – Cisco General Manager for the Internet of Things (IoT) focusing on the Energy and Transportation market and based in Melbourne, Australia, Simon leads the Australian and New Zealand team with deep industry expertise, a clear digital transformation platform and a defined set of capabilities to drive measurable business outcomes.




Following on from the June 13 webinar where industry experts gathered to chat about CAVs, join us as we listen to Rahila David, Acting Manager Policy, NTC, and Marcus Burke, Project Director, Compliance & Technology, NTC, talk about their work on the public consultation on safety assurance approach for automated road vehicles.

This reform is a key element of the NTC’s program to ensure Australia has an ‘end to end’ regulatory regime in place by 2020 to support the safe commercial deployment of automated vehicles at all levels of automation.

Read more here: Safety assurance system for automated vehicles.

We are looking forward to hearing about this important piece of work for the intelligent transport industry, and hope you can join us and come with some searching questions to ask our panelists.

Panelists – National Transport Commission
Marcus Burke is the Project Director for Compliance and Technology at the National Transport Commission.
Rahila David is the Acting Manager, Policy – Compliance and Technology at the National Transport Commission.


In Conversation with Brian Negus – FRom ITS World Congress in Copenhagen 2018

Listen to the daily interviews Brian Negus recorded with ITS luminaries.


Mobility as a Service – What does it mean for Australia?

To kick-off our Shaping Future Transport Discussion Series we are starting with an area of keen interest for both ITS Australia and the transport and technology sectors as a whole.

In advance of our MaaS Conference in Sydney 3 May, and building from our recent work developing a MaaS Research and Report in partnership with iMOVE Australia, we will investigate the potential for MaaS in Australia with key industry experts and analysts.

During the recent second stage of the MaaS Research and Report project, ITS Australia and Institute for Choice have interviewed over 50 key stakeholders across government, industry, and academia around the country.

Emilie van der Graaf – Director, Passenger and Network Innovation Yarra Trams, Aaron de Rozario – CEO, Taxi Services Commission, Parry Serafim, GM Public Policy & Planning, Bus Association Victoria, will all generously give their time to us to discuss MaaS in the Australian landscape.  Their insights and commentary contributed to the development of the research consumer survey, deployed to 4,000 Australians.

Andy Taylor is a strategist with Cubic and an international expert on MaaS who provided much-appreciated advice during our MaaS research activities, and we’re so pleased that he will be in Australia to join the conversation and attend our MaaS conference in Sydney 3 May.

Please join Stacey Ryan, Policy Manager ITS Australia, as she hosts an online lunchtime discussion with key industry experts via GoToWebinar.

Presentation now available to download
ITSA Shaping Future Transport MaaS April


Panelists – Mobility as a Service 


Connected and automated vehicles – implications for infrastructure

Our panelists all generously gave their time on 13 June 2018 to discuss CAVs in the Australian landscape.

Panelists – Connected and Automated Vehicles – Implications for infrastructure

  • Chris Jones is Project Manager – Automated Vehicles at Austroads. Austroads is the peak organisation of Australasian road transport & traffic agencies.  Chris is currently responsible for preparing frameworks for the deployment of automated vehicles across road operations and registration and licensing. Chris sits on a range of steering committees supporting trials of automated vehicles in Victoria and is the co-chair of Austroads Trials and Technical Working Group for CAVs.
  • Jeremy Nassau is Program Director, Strategy Group at Transurban. In the Strategy Group with Transurban, one of the key trends expected to lead to significant disruption of transport is the emergence of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs). Jeremy is currently Program Director leading a multi-jurisdictional program of CAV trials, in partnership with government and industry stakeholders, as one of Transurban’s major strategic initiatives.
  • Ian Oxworth is the Project Director at EastLink. In his role, Ian is responsible for the implementation and operation of EastLink’s 26 toll points and all other ITS systems. He innovates with complex projects such as the current upgrade of EastLink’s tunnel ventilation to a fully automated ventilation-on-demand system and helping to develop standards for the introduction of autonomous vehicles in Australia. Previously, Ian worked with TransLink on the development of CityLink’s multi-lane free-flow tolling system, which was one of the world’s first.
  • Dr. Allison Stewart is the Project Director for Infrastructure Victoria’s Automated and Zero Emissions Vehicles Infrastructure Advice. Allison is an experienced capital projects leader, strategist, and academic. She is a recognised expert in the theory of mega-events, and her work has been cited by the Economist, the BBC, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal among others. She completed her doctorate in mega-project management at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School and has experience working in the infrastructure, energy, defence, and mega-events industries.

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