Webinar: Infrastructure Changes to Support Automated Vehicles on Rural and Metropolitan Highways and Freeways

Date: Thursday, 7 November 2019
Location: Online, 1:00pm AEDT
Organiser: Austroads
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This webinar will provide an overview of the gaps in current physical and digital road infrastructure to support the operation of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) on highways and freeways in Australia and New Zealand, with a focus on infrastructure quality standards.

A recent Austroads project examined the best available local and international information on what CAVs may need from infrastructure, complemented by extensive stakeholder discussions and a field survey of 25,000 km of roads across Australia and New Zealand. Prior assessments were either localised or hampered by lack of available data.

The project found that there is a reasonable but not universal level of readiness for active safety systems, and it is more challenging to achieve readiness for automated driving, and fewer roads are fully suitable. Some actions can be taken now to improve readiness, but much learning still lies ahead

You will learn about:

  • what infrastructure readiness for CAVs is required
  • results of the extensive field audit
  • how current infrastructure standards compare to the requirements for CAV readiness
  • what actions are appropriate to take now given the uncertainty that remains
  • how this project complements other Austroads projects to build a more complete picture of progress readiness for CAVs.

Join in a live Q&A with our expert panel to have your questions answered.

Presented by John Wall, Andrew Somers and Anthony Germanchev

John Wall is the Austroads Program Manager, Future Vehicles & Technology and is recognised as one of Australia's leading specialists in the application of Intelligent Transport Systems for road safety. John has over 25 years of experience in the development of road safety strategies and countermeasures and holds tertiary qualifications in agricultural science, education and public health.

Andrew Somers is a specialist consultant in future mobility and ITS and is the Director of Transoptim. He has extensive experience in ITS and network operations, with a focus on practical approaches to apply innovative technologies and operational strategies to deliver real outcomes. Andrew's involvement in preparing for the arrival of Connected and Automated Vehicles started eight years ago with a Cooperative ITS demonstration and quickly progressed to include Automated Vehicles.

Anthony Germanchev leads the Advanced Technologies Lab at ARRB and has over 15 years of experience delivering research outcomes for the road transport industry. Anthony has a degree in Robotics and Mechatronics and has applied this knowledge to on-board vehicle technologies including helping road managers realise the benefits of connected and automated vehicles.

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