ACT | Planning and modelling assumptions for CAVs: NSW-ACT Workshop
The considerations of planning and modelling of CAVs contain core and critical aspects spanning all forms of transportation demand and transport operation models, extending potentially to economic and land use modelling.
This is a workshop in support of the AITPMs aim of developing a professional position around the modelling and planning assumptions for Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs), with a view to arriving at a consensus with respect to transparency and consistency in the way CAVs are being modelled. This followed a key question asked by ITS Australia at a modelling roundtable held in March this year “Can we develop a nationally consistent set of assumptions regarding CAVs use for planning purposes?”
Your input will help shape the debate and we expect contributions from not just transport modellers but from across the industry.
The continuing research, development and trials of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) will have an impact on the way we work and move across the ACT and broader region. One of these impacts could include the way in how we use our transport models to take account of CAVs when analysing, designing and planning our city.
With this in mind, the AITPM are running workshops across the country to further develop a position around the modelling and planning assumptions for CAVs, with a view to arriving at a consensus with respect to transparency and consistency in the way CAVs are being modelled. The AITPM Transport Modellers Network recently discussed this challenge in our modelling workshop on Friday 2nd August in Adelaide. This followed a key question asked by ITS Australia at a modelling roundtable held in March: “Can we develop a nationally consistent set of assumptions regarding CAVs use for planning purposes?”
There will be range of short presentations from subject matter experts who are informing the planning and modelling of CAVs including their opportunities and challenges, followed by a discussion that will focus on the following areas:
- Understanding the impact, sensitivities and key assumptions relating to CAVs, together with identifying which models and traffic/transport planning processes would be impacted.
- Exploring the potential for developing a framework to consider the required parameters relating to scenario modelling of CAVs, identifying potential key methodology/reality interactions, and any material missing parameters and/or gaps in knowledge.
- Considering the range of assumptions which are being made for certain individual parameters known to have a significant impact on the outcome of modelling and planning studies: developing thereby a documentation and further references or rationale (if available).
- Any other broader challenges and opportunities associated with CAVs from a transport and traffic modelling perspective.
A light lunch will be provided at 12:00 noon for the workshop attendees.
12.30pm-Welcome –Tim Wyatt, Transport Canberra and City Services
12.35pm-Introduction and Outline –Dave Keenan, National Chair –AITPM Transport Modelling Network (AITPM TMN)
12.45pm-Content Presentations(10 minutes each)Strategic Considerations for CAVs–Sally Todd, Office of Future Transport Technology, DITCRD
Case Study: Autonomous Shuttle Trial at KangaraWaters Retirement Village–Winston Mitchell, Illawarra Retirement Trust
Shared Experience from Across the States–Scott Benjamin/Dave Keenan, AITPM
Current Modelling/Planning Assumptions in the ACT–Jerome Catbagan
Joint Q & A –For understanding across preceding presentations
2.25pm-Next Steps –Scott Benjamin/Dave Keenan, AITPM
Early bookings are recommended. To allow meaningful engagement and discussion the number of attendees will be capped.