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The Australian Intelligent Transport Systems Summit 2017 is a single stream, two day event, covering international and local ITS opportunities. International Keynote Speakers will present global perspectives with Australian considerations from the ITS industry. Themed ‘Transforming Transport’ the program includes addresses, presentations and interactive discussions. Also introducing a new feature – Australian Innovators – quick-fire pitches from cutting-edge thinkers and thought-leaders of tomorrow.

All sessions will be held in the Boulevard Auditorium, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Queensland Australia.


Connected and Automated Vehicles
Mobility as a Service and Big Data
Transport for Smart Cities

Program at a Glance

Wednesday 27 September 2017DAY 1
8.00am Registration and Arrival Coffee
8.50am - 5.00pm Sessions [Boulevard Auditorium]
10.00am - 5.00pm Exhibition [Boulevard Foyer]
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

6.30pm - 8.30pm
Sky Room & Terrace
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Sponsored by Mastercard
Thursday 28 September 2017DAY 2
8.00am Arrival coffee
8.00am - 3.30pm Exhibition [Boulevard Foyer]
8.50am - 5.00pm Sessions [Boulevard Auditorium]
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

FREE EVENING - industry own social networking functions
Friday 29 September 2017OPTIONAL TECHNICAL TOURS
Full day and half day tours to be announced

Program remains subject to change.

DAY 1 | 8.00am Registration and Arrival Coffee

Collect your name badge and enjoy espresso coffee whilst you renew connections ahead of the conference.

Opening Comments

Wednesday 27 September 2017 | 8.50am - 9.10am


Andrew Mehaffey Chair Australian Intelligent Transport Systems Summit 2017 and Director – New South Wales, HMI Technologies

Welcoming you to this year’s Australian ITS Summit.

Premier Sponsor Note

Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads


Official Opening – Overview of Transport Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems initiatives in Queensland

The Hon Mark Bailey MP Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports, Queensland Government

Overview of transport technology and intelligent transport systems initiatives in Queensland.

@MarkBaileyMP   #itssummit

Session 1: Connected and Automated Vehicles

Wednesday 27 September 2017 | 9.10am - 10.30am

United Kingdom Connected and Automated Vehicle Program and Legislative Approach to CAVs

Anthony Ferguson Deputy Director, Traffic and Technology, Department of Transport, United Kingdom


US Technology Innovation and Policy

Suzanne Sloan Principal Technical Advisor, Technology Innovation and Policy, Department of Transport, Volpe National Transportation Systems Centre, US


Australia at the Forefront of Automated Vehicle Regulation

Paul Retter Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner, National Transport Commission

How Australia is preparing for automated vehicle deployment through the establishment of an ‘end-to-end’ regulatory regime.

Highly automated vehicles are earmarked for commercial deployment as early as 2020. How can Australia’s regulatory framework keep pace with these new and emerging technologies? And how do we strike the fine balance between ensuring the safety of the travelling public and, at the same time, encourage innovation?
This presentation will explain how the National Transport Commission is working towards an ‘end-to-end’ regulatory regime that is performance-based, technology neutral and assures the safety of the Australian community.

@NTC_AUS    #itssummit

Time to Get Smarter: Data, analytics and collaboration set to revolutionise transport

Kath Johnston Manager Data and Analytics Policy, Planning and Investment, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads

The fourth industrial revolution is opening up colossal data opportunities for real-time and longer-term decision-making. The collective transport industry must work together to harness them.

The fourth industrial revolution is here. Increasing data volumes, computational power and connectivity, the emergence of analytics and business-intelligence capabilities, new forms of human-machine interaction and dissemination to the physical world are set to disrupt current business models in a range of industries. Transport is one such industry. In transportation, massive amounts of data are and will be collected. Is it the right data? Are we putting the customer at the centre of everything we do? Can we overcome privacy issues? On the horizon, the transport industry is looking at step changes in areas such as personalised Mobility as a Service (MaaS), digitally connected and smart cities with safe, efficient, convenient and reliable transport systems to physically connect people and goods. Low risk prototypes and projects are the key to overcoming the challenges. The challenges we face aren’t technical but commercial and cultural. By collaborating and partnering with industry, other government agencies as well as the public, TMR is targeting a virtually connected Queensland were our customers are better informed and have multiple mobility options and our organisations are better informed to deliver, maintain and optimise infrastructure and services for our customers. I will show you how!

@Kkathj   @TMRQld   @QLDTraffic   @TransLinkSEQ   #itssummit

Session 2: CAV Manufacturers and Global Harmonisation

Wednesday 27 September 2017 | 11.00am - 12.30pm

Mercedes - Evolving Vehicle Technology

Speaker to be confirmed


Bosch - Automotive Tier 1 Supplier on CAV Technology

Mark Jackman Chassis Systems Control, Project Management and Marketing, Robert Bosch Australia


Ford - Automotive Innovation Strategy for Australia and Overseas

Matthew Lloyd Innovation Specialist, Ford Asia Pacific


GM Holden - New Technologies, Innovations and Implications for Australia

Speaker to be confirmed, General Motors Holden


Volvo - New Technologies, Innovations and Implications for Australia

David Pickett Technical Manager, Volvo Car Australia


Toyota – New Technologies and Innovations

Dickson Leow Manager Homologation Department, Toyota Australia

Look at Toyota’s ITS technology currently being studied for real world introduction.  It covers Vehicle Safety, C-ITS, Driver Assistance (Automation), Mobility and the Environment.

The presentation will cover different aspects of Toyota’s ITS technology currently being studied as well as the application to real world.  It will look at Safety, C-ITS, Driver Assistance (Automation), Mobility and Environment. With these new technologies, what impacts and requirements are necessary for Australia to consider?

3 Member Presentation: International Harmonisation

Knut Evensen Chief Scientist, Q-Free ASA
Philip Lloyd General Manager Implementation, Transport Certification Australia
US Perspective Speaker to be confirmed, US Department of Transport

Standards selection, gap analysis and identifiers for C-ITS to be shared with the broader Australian industry. The work on the Harmonised Architecture Reference for Technical Standards (HARTS), a valuable online resource for those considering or undertaking connected vehicle deployments.

Knut Evensen - International Harmonisation of Connected and Cooperative ITS Standards

Knut Evensen Chief Technologist, Q-Free ASA, Norway

@qfreeasa   #itssummit

Philip Lloyd - International Harmonisation of Connected and Cooperative ITS Standards

Philip Lloyd General Manager Implementation, Transport Certification Australia

The Harmonised Architecture Reference for Technical Standards (HARTS) online resource provides critical analysis of C-ITS standards (and gaps), facilitating first-stage C-ITS deployments, and beyond.

Harmonisation of standards can be crucial following periods of rapid industry innovation and market-shaping change. Without the identification and removal of regional differences and duplications, an industry will struggle to achieve its intended benefits, and fail to mature into a sustainable global marketplace for vendors and users of such technologies. In 2011, the European Commission and US Department of Transportation jointly established a Harmonisation Action Plan to guide the standardisation and harmonisation of C-ITS frameworks. That Action Plan recognised that optimal and interoperable C-ITS requires contributions from vehicle and equipment manufacturers, standards development organisations and government, to achieve effective international C-ITS standardisation.
The work of the Harmonisation Action Plan is carried out by Harmonisation Task Groups (HTGs), each focussing on an aspect of the C-ITS environment: safety, sustainability, security, communications, infrastructure and standards. HTG7’s purpose was to examine and provide critical analysis of associated C-ITS standards (and gaps) enabling first-stage deployments of C-ITS through to full, global deployments. The outputs delivered by HTG7 to C-ITS implementers and policy makers include the Harmonised Architecture Reference for Technical Standards (HARTS) online resource, providing informative access to standards selection, gap analysis and identifiers, for those considering or undertaking C-ITS or Connected Vehicle deployments.

@TCA_latest   #itssummit

Session 3: Mobility as a Service and Big Data

Wednesday 27 September 2017 | 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Bus Public Transport and MaaS

Michael Apps Executive Director, Bus Industry Confederation

Without an efficient public transport spine of trunk services Mobility as a Service will be a pipe dream. The challenges that face our growing cities and regions and increasing population today will be the same in the future, public transport ( bus) services will be part of the solution.

What will the future role of public transport (Bus) be in delivering passenger transport services in a changing mobility world. Mobility as a Service will link peoples travel needs with a travel plan and services. How will traditional fare subsidised public transport services interact and integrate with commercial services and how do we get the policy settings right between Governments societal goals and commercial interests. Michael Apps will provide a Bus Industry perspective on the critical role that public transport will play for the success of Mobility as a Service.

Is MaaS a Case of The Emperor’s New Clothes?

Jonathan Myers Head of Growth, Innovation and Partnerships, Keolis Downer

Mobility as a Service has always been the domain of passenger-focussed integrated government, involving both public and private resources.

The presentation considers the key drivers of ‘MaaS’ and explores the risk and opportunities presented by the proponents and opponents of the concept, with references to existing models around the world.

@jrmmyers   #itssummit

Mobility as a Service: Is it real?

Tim Gammons Director, Intelligent Mobility, ARUP London UK

This talk looks at the barriers for adoption of Mobility as a Service and considers who could be the operators of a service.

Mobility as a Service means different thigs to different people.  In many senses it is already with us for many transport applications.  The objectives for Mobility as a Service are clear but the market players that deliver the service needs to be considered in more detail.  It is likely that there will be new entrants in the market place for what is essential a transactional service for door to door transport services.  The presentation looks at possible new market entrants and considers what role transport authorities will have in Mobility as a Service.

Update on Technology and Data Initiatives from Transport for NSW

Chris Bennetts Executive Director, Digital Products and Services, Customer Services Division, Transport for NSW


Why a Smart Metro?

Chris Stevens Managing Partner, Digital Frontier Partners and Robin Barlass Program Director Integration, Metro Trains

Melbourne’s commuter rail network is undergoing a fundamental transformation from a train operator to a software enabled business.  A breakthrough approach called ‘Smart Metro’ is changing everything!

Today’s mass spread and adoption of technology (especially Digital) has placed unprecedented pressure on organisations to deliver valued outcomes to their customers “on the move”. As a core component of its franchise renewal offer to the State of Victoria, Metro Trains Melbourne has created “Smart Metro”, a programme which leverages technology and Digital practices to build new value for customers, staff and stakeholders.
Our case study will discuss why Metro decided to create the Smart Metro programme and will also outline the key deliverables. These include the products and services being created to build value including those for Metro traveller’s customers: real time personalised journey information (including planning, guidance and service disruption information) delivered via their preferred digital channels.
For Metro staff: The introduction of mobile applications and associated automation to improve process and reporting efficiency – allowing drivers and station staff to focus upon delivering great customer service and travel outcomes. Smart Metro also includes building a Data and Analytics capability to improve the accuracy, reliability and timelines of information needed to support a complex organisation that provides critical transport services to over 415,00 daily customers, and a delivery model which supports the design and delivery of the above products and services.

Session 4: Smart Transport for Australia

Wednesday 27 September 2017 | 3.30pm - 5.00pm

Governments in Australia Integrated Approach to CAV Framework

Donna Wieland General Manager, Strategic Policy Branch, Surface Transport Policy Division, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Australian Government


Improved Satellite Positioning in Australia for ITS

Dr John Dawson Senior Leader Positioning, Community Safety and Earth Monitoring Division, Geoscience Australia

The Australian and New Zealand Governments will undertake a trial of a Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) which will provide positioning with 10 centimetre accuracies.

The Australian and New Zealand governments will undertake a trial of the positioning technology known as Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS). SBAS is an international standard for the delivery of accurate and high-integrity positioning data across regions. It utilises space-based and ground-based infrastructure to improve the accuracy, integrity and availability of basic Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals, such as those currently provided by the Global Positioning System (GPS). The trial, led by Geoscience Australia, will provide sub-metre accuracy high-integrity positioning as well as a ten centimetre accurate positioning capability. The two-year trial will include an industry led testing program across multiple sectors including agriculture, aviation, construction, mining, maritime transport, road transport, spatial and utilities. This testing will be coordinated by the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) and will be used to generate an economic benefits analysis of SBAS to inform future policy decisions in regards to government investment. SBAS will have immediate application in Intelligent Transport Systems. This presentation will overview the SBAS trial and highlight opportunities for involvement.

@GeoscienceAus   #itssummit

Australia's Research and Development Capability

Ian Christensen Chief Executive, iMOVE CRC


Smart Transport for Australia

Brian Negus President ITS Australia and General Manager Public Policy, Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV)

ITS Australia’s Report, Smart Transport for Australia identifies 40+ opportunities to enhance city and community liveability, and develop safer, more efficient and sustainable transport.

The Australian ITS industry is in a strong position to continue to be a world leader.
The ITS Australia Report, “Smart Transport for Australia” identifies more than 40 opportunities for governments, industry, researchers and start-ups to enhance the liveability of our cities and communities, involving the development and deployment of safer, more efficient and sustainable transport systems. Leveraging off the hugely successful 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, Melbourne, 2016, the Report reviews the industry and looks ahead to where it might evolve.
Smart Transport for Australia captures trials and pilots in each Australian state and identifies seven key focus areas with initiatives identified for each area.
Australia has been a leader in ITS deployment from its inception and ITS industries are a significant local employer and exporter of ITS solutions.

@thinker9998   @theracv   #itssummit

Update from ITS Australia

Susan Harris Chief Executive, ITS Australia

ITS Australia delivers an active industry events program providing valuable networking opportunities for ITS professionals, branding and promotion opportunities for government and industry organisations, a platform for engagement, information and knowledge sharing and speaking opportunities. Attendance at these events are open to members and non-members, often with discounted registration rates being made available to Australian-based staff of corporate members. Some networking events are also free to attend. ITS Australia regularly participates at international events, working to promote and provide branding opportunities for corporate members and offering cost-effective solutions for members to participate as sponsors and co-exhibitors on the ITS Australia Pavilion at major international ITS events.
Opportunities for sponsorship, brand exposure, business development and sales and network growth include:

@SusanHarrisau   @ITS_Australia   #itssummit


Wednesday 27 September 2017 | 6.30pm - 8.30pm sponsored by Mastercard

Keynote Presentation

Hany Fam President, MasterCard Enterprise Partnerships, United Kingdom


DAY 2 | 8am Arrival Coffee

Enjoy espresso coffee to kickstart Day 2 before sessions start

Session 5: Transport for Smart Cities I

Thursday 28 September 2017 | 8.50am - 10.30am

Automated Vehicles: Risks and Regulatory Challenges

Steven E Shladover, Program Manager Mobility, California PATH Program, University of California, Berkeley US

Regulations governing testing and operation of automated vehicles need to balance between protecting public safety from immature system while not discouraging new innovations.

This talk discusses lessons learned from the experience of developing regulations for automated vehicles (AV) in California, in the context of the U.S. national policy framework for AV regulation.  The general public has been misled into expecting AVs to be vastly safer than conventional manually driven vehicles, but the technology does not yet exist to design, develop, verify and validate software systems that can achieve such a safety level in the complex road environment.  More research is needed on methods to design safe software systems and to ascertain the real safety of AV systems within an affordable level of effort to provide the needed assurances to the public and safety regulatory officials.  Managing the expectations of the general public and political and industry leaders to gain a realistic view of the prospects for AV safety is one of the major challenges facing the AV industry.

Transport for Smart Cities

Doug Howe Vice President Transit Development and Innovation, Asia Pacific


National Connected Multimodal Transport Test Bed

Majid Sarvi Chair and Professor in Transport Engineering for Smart Cities, Department of Engineering, University of Melbourne

The introduction of the world first connected multimodal transport test bed and its applications.

With the advent of cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems technologies such as V2V and V2I, it is imperative to test and understand how connectivity will impact transport infrastructure productivity, mobility, safety and the environment in the context of smart cities. The accumulation of this information not only provides real-time operational management opportunity, it can be used to provide priority to heavy vehicles, public transport and active transport modes (pedestrians and bicycles) and thereby facilitate an efficient multimodal transport system.
The National connected multimodal transport test bed will enable research into how connectivity among transport users (i.e. cars, freight, public transport vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists) could enable crash reduction, potentially crash prevention and efficient navigation; and between users and the infrastructure (e.g. roadways, intersections, traffic signals, bridges) to significantly improve transport system productivity, safety, mobility, and environmental benefits. It is important to test connected transport in a real world and dynamic environment (not a scripted environment) to ensure the safety and rigor of proposed solutions. The ecosystem provides a foundation for government, industry and academia to work collaboratively on emerging initiatives that have the potential to enhance productivity, safety and sustainability outcomes, improve mobility and revolutionise the urban transport system.

Digital Transformation of Cities and Transport: The Smart City Framework

Ben Pole Chief Operating Officer, Economic Development and Marketing, City of Ipswich Queensland

The City of Ipswich has chosen to lead an economic and social transformation agenda by empowering citizens, fostering innovation and enabling new ways of working and living.
As one of Australia’s fastest growing cities, Ipswich is in a unique position to define its future prosperity with programs and projects that bring technology to life and into the lives of the community.
A smart city goes way beyond digital technology, it embraces new ways of working, new ways of learning and new ways of living.
It is a vision and commitment to be a truly connected community, full of ideas, energy and innovation.
It’s a bold and ambitious plan to co-create a city that is safer, healthier and more connected as Australia’s most liveable and prosperous smart city.

Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads: Connected Vehicle Trial

Dennis Walsh General Manager (Land Transport Safety Branch), Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads


Panel Discussion

Session speakers to participate in interactive panel discussion, opportunity for questions and answers from attendees.


Session 6: Transport for Smart Cities II

Thursday 28 September 2017 | 11.00am - 12.30pm

New Zealand's Digital Transport Systems Supporting Connected Journeys

Martin McMullan Director, Connected Journeys, New Zealand Transport Authority


One Transport Account for Mobility

Chris Bax Vice President ITS Global Strategy, Cubic Transportation Systems, US

This presentation looks at how systems can be better integrated together to improve citywide transport.

As cities grow and new modes of transport become available, people’s journeys around those cities become ever more complex.  Government agencies have numerous (often unconnected) systems that perform a number of standalone functions and produce a lot of untapped data.   This presentation looks at how systems can be better integrated together to improve citywide transport operations, harness insights from the data, and provide the traveler with the information they need to make an informed choice about the journeys they need to make.

@baxieboy1   @CubicTS   #itssummit   #mobility   #transportation   #smarttransportation   #NextCity

Digital Data River and IoT

Phil Scanlon Head of Technology, Asia Pacific and Japan, Solace Corporation, Singapore

We will introduce the application of a Digital Data River to support transport and logistics service providers monitor and manage assets on the move.

The Digital Data River enables event-driven communications between connected devices and applications running in clouds and datacenters. It helps unify the movement of data across the many layers and locations in IoT architectures. The presentation will introduce the application of a Digital Data River to support transport & logistics service providers monitor and manage assets on the move. We will share real-life use cases across worldwide and APAC projects related to Smart Roads, Smart Rail and Smart Airspace.

@solacedotcom    #solace      #itssummit

Driverless Shuttle Transportation Trials - Australia and New Zealand

Dave Verma Director Autonomous Vehicle Trial Program, HMI Technologies


Impacts of Drone Technology on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure

Josh Keegan Founder and Chief Executive, World Drone Challenge

The impacts of drone technology on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure and how it impacts today’s business decisions.

If you think drone technology won’t have an impact on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure think again!
News of the drone invasion is everywhere impacting every corner of the globe.  Updates on the latest drone prototypes come thick and fast multiple time a day with large-scale multinational companies and small innovative start-ups leading the charge. All are striving to make drones ubiquitous in everyday life from deliveries parcels to disaster management, from first response medical aide to driving our cars, buses and aircraft.  Drones will be used to take people out of the equation and harm’s way. Josh Keegan presents the impacts drones will have, or are already having on Transportation Systems, infrastructure maintenance and management and data all of which will lead to a new paradigm across multiple industries…  once a few key fundamentals are challenged first.

@josuhakeegan   @dronechallenge   #itssummit   #droneinvasion   #dronesforgood   #worlddronechallenge

Hyperloop Technology and the VicHyper Project

Zac McClelland Project Leader, VicHyper


Session 7: Australian Innovators

Thursday 28 September 2017 | 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Transforming Transport and an Australian Innovation Overview

Paul Martyn Deputy Director-General, Strategy and Innovation, Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation, Queensland Government


V2X-Locate: Accurate Vehicle Localization

Paul Gray Chief Executive, Cohda Wireless

Cohda’s V2X-Locate product can provide CAV vehicle position to sub-metre accuracy everywhere – from underground parking garages in Melbourne to urban canyons in New York.

In order for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) to deliver their promised safety outcomes they must be able to accurately measure their position – both in terms of absolute position on the roadway and relative position to other vehicles. Austroads have concluded that Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) safety applications require sub-metre positioning accuracy with 95% confidence everywhere. However, it is not possible to achieve this with practical, low-cost GNSS systems particularly in urban canyons, tunnels and parking garages.
Cohda has developed V2X-Locate to address these issues. This product uses the C-ITS signals themselves to determine the position of the vehicle with sub-metre accuracy, using either C-ITS infrastructure or existing Wi-Fi infrastructure.  Results of trials of this product around the world will be presented – from the underground parking garages of Melbourne, to the urban canyons of New York.

@Cohda_Wireless   #itssummit

Spatial Gamification and Transport

Karen Sanders General Manager, Real Serious Games


World Solar Challenge and Solar Electric Powered Vehicles

Mike Stone Vice President, World Solar Challenge


How Innovation is Improving Level Crossing Safety at Lower Cost

Gary Foster Chief Technical Officer, Rail Safety Systems

Introduction to current advancements in active level crossing safety. The “RAXS” system applies cutting edge technology to provide cost effective active protection at level crossings.

With ever increasing road and rail traffic densities, the importance of safety at level crossings has never been greater. However, traditional solutions are expensive – particularly in regional areas, where lack of mains power and remoteness drive up installation, maintenance and support costs. By leveraging new technologies and using innovative new approaches, it is now possible to drive down cost without compromising safety. With support from the Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland, and in collaboration with Queensland Rail, Rail Safety Systems has responded to this challenge by developing an innovative low cost, solar powered, wireless, active level crossing solution. The “RAXS” product also Includes integrated remote surveillance, extensive diagnostics, black box data recording and a patented fail safe mode of operation. It is also future proofed in many respects by providing the capability to leverage satellite communications and support emerging intelligent transport standards.
The presentation will provide an overview of the key technical features and how innovation has enabled cost to be reduced without sacrificing safety, reliability, availability or maintainability. It will also cover the extensive proof testing that the product has undergone, including human factors research and several years of “live” field trials. The ability to readily adapt the technology for pedestrian, cyclist and private level crossings, with national and international application will also be discussed.

VicRoads Innovative Smart Journey Trial Program

Wayne Harvey Manager Smart Journey Systems, Access and Operations, VicRoads

VicRoads has established a three-year transport trial program called Smart Journeys. The objectives of the Smart Journey Trail are to predict impacts from planned and unplanned events; provide journey information; Integrate traffic management across transport modes, and deploy ITS infrastructure.

VicRoads has established a three-year transport trial program called Smart Journeys.  The aim of the program is to address congestion and optimise the performance of the Victorian road network taking a smart approach to addressing the constraints on the operation of the road network and identifying opportunities to bring customer journey experiences into the 21st century.
To achieve this, the package of trials seeks to make the most of the emerging transport technologies and provide an opportunity for Victoria to demonstrate innovation and leverage industry partnerships.
Two key issues have emerged as the business drivers behind the Smarter Journey Trials; A lack of journey information that restricts the road users ability to plan their trips, and the inability to predict and manage changing network conditions that leads to sub-optimal road system performance.
The objectives of the Smart Journey Trail are; improve systems/processes to predict impacts from planned and unplanned events; provide journey information in a consumable form; Integrate traffic management across organisations and modes, and deploy ITS infrastructure to increase the efficiency of a road corridor.
Four of the 12 Smart Journey Trial projects will be outlined and discussed, namely; Connect East Freeway infrastructure and intelligent vehicles readiness assessment; Tram priority to provide greater reliability and increase the frequency of service; GLOSA and Managed Motorways provision of in-vehicle journey information; and Operation Headway the integration of journey information and road corridor management.

Session Wrap-Up Discussion

Paul Martyn Deputy Director-General, Strategy and Innovation, Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation, Queensland Government


Session 8: Review of Australia's National ITS Policy Framework and Action Plan

Thursday 28 September 2017 | 3.30pm - 4.45pm

Setting the Scene: What we have learned so far

Andrew Somers Head of Strategy and Services (co-founder), Mobility as a Service Australia


PANEL DISCUSSION: Review of Australia's National ITS Policy Framework and Action Plan

MODERATOR: Susan Harris Chief Executive, ITS Australia

Donna Wieland General Manager, Strategic Policy Branch, Surface Transport Policy Division, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Australian Government
European Perspective speaker to be confirmed
Suzanne Sloan Principal Technical Advisor, Technology Innovation and Policy, Department of Transport, Volpe National Transportation Systems Centre, US
James Hurnall Technical Director, Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries
Ian Christensen Chief Executive, iMOVE CRC
Chris Bennetts Executive Director, Transport for NSW

The panel will identify any gaps in the Action Plan, review priorities and propose new actions or priorities for the government to consider in reviewing the current action plan, or preparing for the next one.


Thursday 28 September 2017 | 4.45pm - 4.50pm

Closing Remarks and Thank You

Susan Harris Chief Executive, ITS Australia

DAY 3 | Optional Technical Tours Queensland

Friday 29 September 2017 | full and half day tours
Optional technical tours to some of Queensland's most innovative technology and transportation hubs - to be announced