ITS Australia has welcomed the establishment of a new Office for Future Transport Technologies, announced by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack.
In the announcement, Mr McCormack said the new Office would enhance the Federal Government’s strategic leadership role, to coordinate more cohesively with other governments and agencies to implement future transport technologies in Australia more successfully and responsibly.
He said the development and uptake of automated vehicle technologies and associated applications would also be managed with a continued focus on improving transport and road safety outcomes.
This includes automated and connected vehicle technologies which will make our roads safer.
The initiative will also help Australian businesses to take advantage of new opportunities and create a supportive environment for innovation in the rapidly expanding transport and mobility industry.