When it comes to transport networks, Australia’s major cities will face significant challenges in the coming years. However, each of these challenges also presents an opportunity to transform current bus and metro vehicle transportation networks to both meet demand and improve commuter experiences.
A technology roadmap that considers the trialling of and transition to electric, automated vehicles will be required, while also identifying the intermediate technologies that will enable the network to thrive in the medium term.
Discussions on bus technologies also need to move beyond the drivetrain and driver to include all elements of bus design and the bus network as a whole. The greatest opportunities for improvement may be found not by a sweeping change to all buses everywhere, but by the strategic application of simple, existing technologies – like wider doors or improved interchanges – in the places where they can have maximum impact.
The Future of Transport Vehicles discusses potential solutions to both current and future issues that will need to be addressed, including congestion, public health, climate change and accessibility.
This report has been compiled from global research on emerging trends and technology. If you would like to review the base report, please contact Victor Prados-Valerio.
Thanks to supporting author Josiah Fajardo, Intern at Advisian.