National Traffic & Transport Conference Abstracts 2021
Connected and Automated Vehicles
Session MC: Dr Miranda Blogg, TMR
Dr Michael Milford – Queensland University of Technology
Marcus Burke – National Transport Commission
Ada Lin – Lexus Australia
Scott Benjamin – WSP Australia
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This session will host leading industry experts, who will present the latest developments in connected and automated vehicle technologies, with a uniquely Australian lens. The industry is undergoing a transformation as vehicle manufacturers and road authorities seek to establish standardisation and advancement in emerging vehicle technologies. They seek new solutions in managing physical and digital infrastructure including data and connectivity, ensuring robust infrastructure to support CAVs, vehicle updates and maintenance, as well as post-production and post-deployment services. The speakers will share in their experience, recent developments in this space and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead in this fast-changing environment. Some of these include:
AI interaction with road infrastructure, future challenges and road map for AV, what should government do to support.
Focused on AV/C-ITS regulation around vehicle data sharing.
Perspective of vehicle manufacturer, level of comfort with data sharing, challenges and road map for C-ITS/AV, what should government do to support.
Focused on challenges and opportunities nationally, readiness and collaboration for C-ITS/AV.
Panel Chair|Speakers (s)
Dr Miranda Blogg | TMR
Dr Miranda Blogg, Director, Cooperative and Automated Vehicles Initiative at the Department of Transport and Main Roads
Dr Miranda Blogg is the Director of the Cooperative and Automated Vehicle Initiative at the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads. Miranda has worked for the department for the last 5 years, and prior to, she was a consultant working both in Australia and the United States. Miranda is a registered civil engineer with a PhD in traffic engineering who has specialised in traffic engineering, transport planning and research for over 20 years.
Marcus Burke | NTC
Marcus Burke, Executive Leader, Future Technologies, National Transport Commission, Victoria
Marcus Burke is Head of the Automated Vehicle Program at the National Transport Commission. Marcus is responsible for national reforms for transport technologies, including developing the legal framework for automated vehicles. He has successfully led national reforms for automated vehicle safety, automated vehicle insurance and heavy vehicle chain of responsibility. Marcus joined the NTC in 2011 and previously worked in the private sector, with extensive experience in IT product management.
Marcus has a combined Bachelor of Law/Science from the University of Melbourne and a Masters in Diplomacy and International Trade from Monash University.
Scott Benjamin | WSP
Scott Benjamin, Technical Director, Intelligent Transport Systems, WSP Australia
Scott is WSP’s technical director of intelligent transport in Australia. Scott has over 20 years’ experience across the traffic and transport operation and transport data and technology sector, or more broadly intelligent transport and smart mobility. His key ability has been to effectively lead, team and partner to deliver on a wide range of innovative projects and frameworks. Scott has led the development of unique and new concepts which have benefited communities in the UK and Australia
Scott chair of the AIMES technical committee for Melbourne University, is a national board member of the AITPM and early co-creator of the AITPM transport modellers network. Scott promotes the need for deeper understanding of complex industry problems through collaboration with organisations like AITPM.
Prof. Michael Milford | QUT
Director QUT Centre for Robotics (acting)
Michael conducts interdisciplinary research at the boundary between robotics, neuroscience and computer vision and is a multi-award winning educational entrepreneur. Michael's research models the neural mechanisms in the brain underlying tasks like navigation and perception to develop new technologies in challenging application domains such as all-weather, anytime positioning for autonomous vehicles. Michael currently holds the position of Acting Director of the QUT Centre for Robotics, as well as Professor at the Queensland University of Technology and Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow.
Ada Lin | Lexus
Ada Lin, Senior Intelligent Transport Systems Specialist, Lexus Australia
Ada is currently leading Lexus Australia’s Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) engineering team focusing on technical trials, including CAVI partnership with Queensland Government, and ACV2 with Victorian Government.
Ada started her career with Toyota in 2006 as a Software Engineer at the Technical Centre in Melbourne. In addition to two overseas assignments in Japan, Ada has led and worked with multi-domain teams from multiple organisations in Europe, Asia, Oceania and North America on hybrid electric vehicles, autonomous driving, and safety assist technologies development.
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