31 July - 01 August, 2018 | Rydges Sydney Central, Sydney, NSW

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 1 August 2018

7:00 am - 9:00 am WORKSHOP B

9:00 am - 9:20 am Conference Registration and Welcome Coffee

9:20 am - 9:30 am Opening Remarks by IQPC and the Conference Chair

9:30 am - 10:10 am KEYNOTE: Successful Project Proposals and Developments through Establishing a Framework of Regulations and Standards

Marcus Burke - Project Director, Compliance and Technology, National Transport Commission
To unlock the benefits of improved road safety, mobility and freight productivity, Australian governments recognise that planners need a nationally-consistent regulatory framework that embraces innovation and ensures automated vehicles are safe. A phased reform program by NTC (National Transport Commission) is underway so that conditionally automated vehicles can operate safely and legally on our roads before 2020, and highly/ fully automated vehicles from 2020 to support the commercial introduction of automated vehicles at any level of automation. This presentation will look the current reform program, its goals and future steps in terms of automated vehicle safety, changes to Australia’s driving laws, insurance and data. Marcus will explore the main objectives of the regulations, including:

  • Government backing for on road trials of all levels of autonomous driving
  • Certainty as to who is “in control” of an autonomous vehicle and establishing requirements for ‘proper control’ of autonomous vehicles
  • Complete framework that supports the safe commercial operation of autonomous vehicles
  • Regulating government access to data from autonomous vehicles and achieving road safety and network efficiency
  • Removing legal barriers to automated vehicles and ensuring that regulations and policies are nationally consistent
  • Ensuring these vehicles can operate safely and supporting on road trials of the technology

Marcus Burke

Project Director, Compliance and Technology
National Transport Commission

  • Sharing information to deliver better services
  • Data as the foundation of evidence based policy and basis for development of effective autonomous services
  • The basis for development of effective, tailored services to the community in terms of autonomous vehicles

Ian Oppermann

Chief Data Scientist and CEO
NSW Data Analytics Centre


11:20 am - 12:00 pm Securing All End Points: Understanding the Role of Cyber Security in Autonomous Technology

Matt Tett - Cyber Security and Network Resilience, IoT Alliance Australia
Ensuring robust cyber security systems and operations is crucial for the success of autonomous vehicles. This is partly a result of the interconnectivity between the infrastructure, people, autonomous vehicles and the internet, which leaves the vehicles susceptible to hackers and other attacks on its array of advanced technology, electronics and sensors. In order to ensure the safe transition and adoption of AVs, the core technology must be secured at all times. This session will outline the various security challenges for AVs, potential cyber attack scenarios and some of the actions that we can take to avoid, defend against, and counter potential malicious attacks:

  • What are the biggest threats facing autonomous vehicles and how can the connected world be made safer?
  • Coping with tackling concerns around privacy and information sharing across connected devices
  • Securing control networks of CAVs and smart infrastructure against cyber attacks
  • Incorporating holistic systems to ensure safety, privacy and reliability
  • Strengthening data privacy policies to safeguard data exchange with various stakeholders

Matt Tett

Cyber Security and Network Resilience
IoT Alliance Australia

There are widespread applications of AVs that could profoundly affect a number of industry sectors, many of which are already adopting and taking advantage of this technology.
This panel will explore:
·         AVs in construction and warehousing
·         Automated commercial fleets such as parcel delivery and drones
·         Optimization of industry supply chains and logistic operations

Marcus Burke

Project Director, Compliance and Technology
National Transport Commission


Bernard Lee

Innovation Manager- Advanced Programs
Australia Post


Trevor Fitzgibbons

Development Engineer Autonomous Systems

12:40 pm - 1:40 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:40 pm - 2:20 pm Trial Case Study: Future Mobility Lab Fund- Leading the way towards Smart Cities & Future Mobility

South Australia Adelaide is leading the way to becoming a smart city, being the first state to enact legislation to conduct autonomous vehicle trials and in 2015, hosting the first onroad demonstration in Australia of a driverless vehicle on a public road. The South Australian Government has invested $10 million in a Future Mobility Lab Fund, inspiring organisations to provide ideas in the areas of CAV technology, in order to accelerate the safe arrival of the technology and stimulate economic opportunities for the state in terms of job growth and new industries. Some of the pilots from a telco perspective have focused on the developing standard known as cellular V2X (Vehicle to Everything), specifically vehicle to vehicle V2V and vehicle to infrastructure V2I, and most importantly, vehicle to pedestrian (V2P) - pilots and demonstrations. This case study will look at:

  • Development and carrying out of projects that contribute to autonomous vehicle technologies and future mobility
  • Contribute to the national policy agenda in order to support a regulatory environment for autonomous vehicles
  • Contribute to building an industry around connected and autonomous vehicles and other future mobility technologies
  • Promoting and accelerating the development of connected and autonomous vehicles and other future mobility technology

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm Australia Post Trial Case Study: How Autonomous Vehicles Will Impact the Transport and Delivery Market Space in the Future

Bernard Lee - Innovation Manager- Advanced Programs, Australia Post
As Australia’s first commercial proof of concept trial, Australia Post successfully utilised autonomous footpath robots to conduct deliveries to customers. Bernard will also explore the challenges, opportunities and considerations when trialling autonomous technologies.

Bernard Lee

Innovation Manager- Advanced Programs
Australia Post


3:30 pm - 4:10 pm A Vehicle Less Future: Living Car Free while Increasing Transport Accessibility and Efficiency

Josh Brydges - Transport Planner, Go Get CarShare
The number of car sharing users is predicted to reach 60.8 million in 2022. GoGet Carshare is Australia’s first and largest car sharing service, operating in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide. With autonomous vehicles creating opportunities for increased mobility in those usually less mobile such as children, elderly, and disabled, there is less need to own a vehicle in the future. GoGet has enabled:

  • Decreasing car usage and allowing people to live car free
  • Removing private cars from local streets and increasing patronage for public transport
  • Improving local air quality and allowing people to lead more active lives

Josh Brydges

Transport Planner
Go Get CarShare

4:10 pm - 4:50 pm Expert Panel Discussion: Collaborative Efforts in Ensuring Passenger Safety- What Governments, Manufacturers and Insurers Need to Consider and Implement

Marcus Burke - Project Director, Compliance and Technology, National Transport Commission
John Wall - Manager Road Safety Technology, Transport for NSW
Anna Sawyer - Manager Road Safety, RAC
Dennis Woon - Strategic Initiatives Manager, QBE
There have been many technological innovations from hardware and software to AI but there are still many technical challenges when it comes to autonomous vehicles; integration of smart sensors, air bags and intelligent routing systems to work seamlessly with each other to ensure active protection for passengers at all times. Vehicle telematics involve an array of technologies; automatic driving assistance systems, GPS navigation and wireless safety devices
This Panel will explore:
·         AI powered driver assist features such as automatic braking, collision avoidance systems, pedestrian and cyclists’ alerts, cross-traffic alerts and intelligent cruise controls.
·         Design and development of infrastructure and telecommunication systems to safely support AVs
·         Effective models of insurance
·         Policies and frameworks to ensure high standards of safety

Marcus Burke

Project Director, Compliance and Technology
National Transport Commission


John Wall

Manager Road Safety Technology
Transport for NSW


Anna Sawyer

Manager Road Safety


Dennis Woon

Strategic Initiatives Manager

4:50 pm - 4:50 pm Closing Remarks from the Conference Chair and Main Conference Close