This briefing draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s transport research community to inform policy makers and the wider community on critical challenges presented by the emergence of new transport technologies.
Urban mobility options have substantially increased in recent years, enabled by the widespread availability of smart device software Apps, geo-positioning technology, and the ease of electronic financial transactions. These options are likely to be supplemented soon by the rapidly advancing development of autonomous vehicles. Commercial...
This paper identifies elements within existing motor accident injury insurance schemes that may act as barriers to accessing compensation for personal injuries or death caused by an automated driving system. The paper discusses how these schemes, or alternative insurance models, could provide cover for injuries...
Increasing urbanisation, rapid population growth and questions of environmental sustainability are forcing Australia to rethink its transport infrastructure matrix, according to this Austrade report.
This article argues that Australians are likely to be more receptive to autonomous vehicles when provided with information relating to the public health benefits of using them.
This paper reports on new research to understand the preparedness of government planning agencies for the arrival of new technologies of automated private and public transport vehicles in Australasian cities. Already corporations are playing an increasing role in the shaping of Australian cities through their...
A ground-breaking approach to driving laws in Australia will see the development of purpose-built legislation to allow an automated driving system to drive more vehicles in place of a human.
New Zealand has a multibillion dollar opportunity to develop new, high-technology businesses in Intelligent Transport Systems. While there are already some areas of comparative advantage and emerging solutions, these can be accelerated and enhanced through focussed initiatives in key areas.
The idea of self-driving and electrified vehicles is gaining acceptance among global consumers, but is this enough to make our utopian dreams come true?
This Blueprint outlines a vision for cities in a future where automated transportation is both accepted and widespread as part of the built environment. It is a human-centered vision for the potential of city streets, intersections, and networks-one in which automation is harnessed to serve...
A legal opinion by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) set the internet alight in February.
The US road safety federal regulator informed Google that the artificial intelligence (AI) software it uses to control its self-driving cars could effectively be viewed as...