Day Two - Future Vehicles Stream

Registration and welcome refreshments

Opening remarks from the chair

Dr Neil Temperley
Advisor, Future Cities, Transport & Logistics & Former Executive Product
Manager - Future Cities, Transport and Logistics Living Lab Mentor
                 Data61 CSIRO

Making driverless cars a game changer – milestones and challenges
  • Paving the way for autonomous vehicles – from trials to broader adoption
  • Integrating driverless cars with urban mobility
  • Tracking when driverless cars will go mainstream
  • Clarifying the regulatory and policy reforms

Brian Haratsis
Executive Chairman
Macroplan Dimasi

Electric vehicle outlook: Global drivers and implications for australia
  • State of the global EV market
  • Global drivers for electric car and bus uptake
  • Implications for Australian infrastructure and industry

Ali Asghar
Senior Associate - Power, Energy Storage & Electric Vehicles
Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Safety and implications of policies on connected and automated vehicles (CAV)
  • Latest research into CAV and safety
  • Why CAV safety is an important component for future vehicles
  • What the current findings mean for the future vehicles sector

Jerome Carslake
Manager, National Road  Safety Partnership Program 
Australian Road Research Board

Dickson Leow
Principle Technology Leader
Australian Road Research Board

Morning tea and exhibition viewing


Reducing the auto sector’s carbon footprint – developments for hydrogen technology
  • Reinforcing the auto sector’s commitment to hydrogen technology
  • Mapping the future of hydrogen-powered vehicles
  • Clarifying how fuel cell electric vehicles work by transforming hydrogen into electric energy, to drives electric

Scott Nagar
Manager, Future Mobility and Government

Heralding an electric future for postal services
  • Introducing ‘three-wheeling posties’ to herald an electric future
  • Ensuring electric vehicles boost postal service capacity
  • Leveraging tap on/tap off technology, automatic brakes, reversing features and silent electric motors
  • Supporting and zero emissions through use of electric vehicles
  • Benefitting from smart devices and apps to map problem routes, potholes or dangerous animals

Terry Bickerton
National Manager Fleet - Australian Postal Corporation, Transport & Aviation
Australia Post


Why dealerships must prepare for the autonomous car revolution
  • Will mobility drive down personal vehicle ownership?
  • How do auto dealers adapt to consumer demand for mobile services?
  • Which new business models and revenue streams will emerge?
  • What impact will mobility options and autonomous vehicles have on dealerships?

Mathew McAuley
Director of Communications
Cox Automotive


Planning for a driverless future: why the insurance sector needs to adapt
  • Why automakers are experimenting with fleet-based ownership of autonomous vehicles
  • How this impacts the insurance sector with ownership and liability
  • Where individual vs group car ownership will change
  • Future of ride-sharing services and fleet ownership
  • Implications for premiums, private or group ownership
  • Trends involving urbanisation, ride-sharing and future of car ownership
  • Future sources of revenue for the insurance sector

Steve Cratchley
Pricing Manager, Asset & Advanced Technology

Lunch and showcase viewing

Combined Plenary Session

All delegates will re-join the main conference plenary to discuss the big issues and share their thoughts from the day.

Unlocking shared mobility through new paradigms
  • Galvanising key stakeholders in academia, government, industry, and the community to better understand current parking challenges
  • Offering solutions that enable a wider availability of car-share services
  • Mixing technology, policy guidelines, and effective stakeholder engagement to offer best practice solutions for adoption and application
  • Developing an evidence-based approach to car-share parking and mobility share schemes across states and local government

Stacey Ryan
Policy Manager
Intelligent Transport Systems Australia

Exploring the future of vehicle identification
  • Addressing concerns surrounding number plate theft and misuse
  • Incorporating user-centered research and evidence to help design new vehicle identification policies
  • Investigating technologies to better identify vehicles using off and on-road trials
  • Understanding the broader impacts of vehicle identification

Nicola Fotheringham
Strategic Policy and Research Manager, Regulatory Futures, Registration and
Licensing, Practice, Standards and Solutions

Closing panel discussion: why transport is pivotal to linking people, places, goods, services as well as economic opportunities

Transport systems cannot be planned in isolation from other aspects of city governance. This incorporates city planners, health departments, social services, civil society, private business and other stakeholders. They must participate in decision making. This panel examines the role transport plays to:

  • Promote wellbeing and the safe movement of people or goods
  • Improve mass public transport against a backdrop of population growth, congestion and over-stretched resources
  • Minimise air pollution through alternative energy sources
  • Maximise economic, social and environmental development


Professor John Nelson 
Chair, Public Transport, Institute of Transport & Logistics Studies
University of Sydney Business Solutions School


Nicola Fotheringham
Strategic Policy and Research Manager, Regulatory Futures, Registration and Licensing, Practice, Standards and Solutions

Brian Haratsis
Executive Chairman
Macroplan Dimasi

Marcus Burke
Director, Automated Vehicles
National Transport Commission

Closing remarks from chair and end of conference