Disruptive technologies, increased urbanisation, population growth and environmental sustainability are reshaping the way in which we think about urban mobility and transport infrastructure in Australian cities of the future. A new Austrade report, "Future Transport and Mobility" provides an overview of the Australian transport innovation sector's expertise and capabilities.
The report identifies three key areas which have the potential to transform the Australian transport landscape: Intelligent Transport Systems, Connected and Automated Vehicles and Mobility as a Service involving "the evolution of car and ride-share into user-centric, multimodal mobility services".
At present, there are over 15 connected and automated vehicle trials in progress across Australia and more in the pipeline. Australian Governments and regulators are grappling with how to start preparing for the impact of these developments and to achieve the equilibrium between safety and leveraging new autonomous transport technologies.