UPCOMING WEBINAR: Australian C-ITS projects and outcomes
The next free webinar in iMOVE’s Transport of Tomorrow series will take place on 26 October 2021, and is entitled C-ITS projects leading the way in Australia. We have speakers from Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland, Queensland Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (CARRS-Q), Cohda Wireless, and the University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics.
This webinar will look at progress that has been made with C-ITS technologies and discuss ideas for how we can build on this knowledge. It will speak to two topics:
- Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot: Preliminary Findings for Safety Evaluation and User Perception
- Development and demonstration of Cooperative Perception for connected and automated vehicles
Effective use of C-ITS data presents many opportunities for improving transport management, resulting in increased efficiencies in our transport networks and safer conditions. There have been a number of trials using and evaluating C-ITS in Australia which show promising results.
The session will include updates and thought-starter presentations on some of the projects to date, along with plenty of opportunity to discuss the outcomes and possibilities for future work.
Topic 1: Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot: Preliminary Findings for Safety Evaluation and User Perception
The recently completed Ipswich connected vehicle pilot with 355 participants is delivering many insights into connectivity on our roads. This presentation will cover key preliminary findings from the trial which used C-ITS technology to generate driver warnings such as red lights, roadworks, road hazards, traffic congestion, and pedestrians.
Speakers from Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland and CARRS-Q will cover the following points from the Ipswich pilot trial:
- How does the technology affect driver behaviour?
- How does behaviour differ by demographics?
- What does it tell us about how to best deliver information to drivers?
- What are driver perceptions of the technology?
- Can it increase safety on our roads?
Topic 1 speakers
- Dr Merle Wood: Principal Traffic Engineer, Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland
- Jack Pinnow: Engineer, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland
- Dr Michael Pascale: Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety, Queensland University of Technology
- Dr Mohammed Elhenawy: Research Fellow, Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety, Queensland University of Technology
Topic 2: Development and demonstration of Cooperative Perception for connected and automated vehicles
Cooperative perception (CP) enables ITS stations (such as suitably equipped roadside units and vehicles) to reliably share information about objects and people in the local area, including those not in view. This V2X communication delivers information that allows automated vehicles to accurately determine when and where to safely move and stop, critical in creating safer roads.
This project looks at how CAVs can use CP to detect vulnerable road users and avoid accidents. It investigates how to combine often uncertain data from multiple data sources to allow automated vehicles to make decisions.
Speakers from Cohda Wireless and the Australian Centre for Field Robotics will cover these points and more:
- How CP can make our roads safer
- How CP could shape the development of AVs
- How data can be combined to give accurate information to AVs
Topic 2 speakers
- Professor Paul Alexander: Chief Technical Officer, Cohda Wireless
- Professor Eduardo Nebot: Australian Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney
- Dr Mao Shan: Research Fellow, Australian Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney
Program (all times AEDT)
- 1pm — 1.30pm: Ipswich Connected Vehicle Trial: Preliminary Findings for Safety Evaluation and User Perception (presentations and Q&A) – Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, CARRS-Q – Queensland University of Technology
- 30pm — 2.00pm: Development and demonstration of Cooperative Perception for connected and automated vehicles – Cohda Wireless, Australian Centre for Field Robotics – University of Sydney
- 2.00pm — 2.15pm: Additional question time with all speakers
UPDATE: Watch the webinar recording
This webinar was held on 26 October 2021. The event was recorded, and can be watched at: VIDEO: C-ITS projects leading the way in Australia