Accelerating our Smart Transport Future

Author: NRMA 

Excerpt taken from the introduction of the paper

The NRMA’s Smart Transport Future, an internally produced document, identifies and examines the challenges that NSW and the ACT face over the next 15 years. These challenges include population growth in our cities at the expense of rural and regional areas, the corresponding impact of congestion on our roads and the economy, an ageing population and diminishing public resources – all factors that may limit the ability of government to invest in new road and transport infrastructure projects and adequately maintain the current road network. To this end, the paper examines how smart technology can keep NSW and the ACT moving.

The paper uses real world examples to demonstrate how global cities are successfully adopting smart transport technologies to prepare for the future. It also provides recommendations to government about how similar technologies and solutions could be implemented in NSW and the ACT to meet our future transport challenges today. NRMA’s recommendations contained within the paper encourages government to promote and adopt smart technologies across a range of areas, including autonomous vehicles, smart parking, managed motorways, mobility and electric vehicles. NRMA hopes that these recommendations will encourage the NSW and ACT Governments to continue to be proactive and adopt innovative solutions to solve our future transport challenges.

Given technology is rapidly evolving every day, it is assumed that many smart solutions identified within the paper will eventually be superseded. It is noted that this paper is not intended to be a definitive guide to all smart transport technologies, but aims to provide a snapshot of how current technology can be adopted to pave the way for a smart transport future. NRMA would like to acknowledge the assistance of Intel Australia in developing this paper by providing practical examples about how smart technologies are transforming mobility around the world.


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Uploaded on 2016-10-21 14:10:53

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