Manager Intelligent Transport Systems
Population growth in Sydney and Melbourne is seeing increasing congestion on motorway in Melbourne car ownership has increased by 2000 new vehicles whilst issuing 600 new drivers licences each week putting a strain on road infrastructure. Therefore maximising efficiencies in your current road network through smart technologies is essential in order to reduce congestion and travel time whilst increasing safety, with results demonstrating a 19% Improvement in Journey Times and a 32% reduction in crashes utilizing these strategies.
The following workshop examines three smart technology trial programs that Victoria has introduced, with the workshop facilitator Wayne Harvey explaining the results of these programs and challenges in implementation.
- Key results and findings of Victoria Roads trial programs that reduce road congestion
- Implementing road infrastructure on the East-link for autonomous and connected vehicles.
- Reducing travel times through geographic in-telematics technology by increasing traffic flow through co-ordinating the speed of the vehicle with upcoming traffic light units.
- Improving and prioritising tram travel on Melbourne’s arterial road networks
Intelligent Transport Systems are utilised to optimise the Melbourne tram system with a focus on creating efficiencies in the tram network allowing for reduced travel times. This session will examine how the collection of data and utilising smart technologies will optimise you’re tram routes:
- Collecting key data in order to optimise faster travel between routes
- Utilizing new technologies to optimise the network – Bluetooth technologies, wireless and mobile communication.
- Managing tram priority within the inner-city – communication with traffic signals to optimise transport network.