March 2015: Automated Vehicles

Understanding the impact of disruptive change

This seminar was held at the ARRB Theatrette on 17 March 2015.

Partly automated vehicles are already on Australian roads, with Electronic Stability Control mandatory for new cars and features like Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist increasingly available. Manufacturers around the world are working hard to introduce fully automated vehicles by 2020. The implications of this on the future of transport are far-reaching and transport professionals will need to start preparing for a future that may look very different from today.


  • Prof. Mike Regan, ARRB – The human dimension to vehicle automation
  • Carl Liersch, Robert Bosch (Australia) – Driverless vehicles
  • Stuart Ballingall, Austroads – The role of connectivity in extending the benefits of automation
  • Andrew Somers, Transoptim Consulting – How might driverless transport transform demand?