What does Next Generation Connectivity mean for Better Global Roads?

Well-planned, safe, accessible and environmentally sound road networks in the 21st century depend on next generation connectivity. Australia is on the cusp of a global explosion of next generation technologies that will shape the connected road transport sector of the future.  Government, development institutions, businesses and academia around the world require the most up to date information about that new technology.

That’s why ARRB is focussing on “Next Generation Connectivity”at the 28th International Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) Conference in Brisbane from the 29th of April to the 2nd of May 2018.

ARRB invites you to join in a robust discussion to help solve some of the most pressing questions around our global road transport future.  Rub shoulders with our industry’s most prominent figures, including representatives from academia, government and industry. Top it off with the most impressing array of keynote speakers such as Olympic cyclist and gold medal winner Anna Meares OAM, Randell “Randy” Iwasaki, Executive Director of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and Katherine Teh-White, Founder and Managing Director of Futureye.

Hear a diverse range of quality presentations on Intelligent Roads, Future of Asset Management, Disruptive Technologies, Platforms and Services, Smart Journeys and Human Factors of Transport – showcasing current best practice from around the globe.

Exciting presentations you can expect to see include a research paper entitled ‘Asset investment strategies and practices in Logan City to improve road infrastructure resilience.’and ‘Potential Changes to the Road Track Cost Allocation Practice for Determining Australia’s Heavy Road User Charges.’ will be discussed and some surprising conclusions will be drawn.

Following the 28th ARRB Conference, ARRB is proud to present the 8th Symposium on Pavement Surface Characteristics (SURF 2018), delivered on behalf of the World Road Association (PIARC). SURF 2018 incorporates a range of technical sessions and interactive panel discussions, with local and international experts focussing on “Vehicle to Road Connectivity”.

Guest appearances from living legends of Australian Motorsport, Allan Moffat OBE, and Peter Boylan – winners at Bathurst, Sandown and the Australian GT Championships – will offer some fascinating insights gained throughout their careers in the racing industry.

Delegates will hear thought-provoking messages from keynote speakers such as François Olard, Research & Innovation Director of Eiffage Infrastructures and Randy Iwasaki will return to the SURF stage.

Technical sessions will be based on themes including Safer Road Performance and Data Collection with a Purpose. International keynote speaker Dr John Ferris from Virginia Tech, Founder and Director of the Vehicle Terrain Performance Laboratory, will be speaking on the importance of vehicle pavement interaction in vehicle design.

Come along to enjoy a jam-packed week of captivating technical content (balanced with unforgettable social functions!) and even a discount off the registration rate if you wish to attend both. We look forward to meeting you then.

For more information or to register:arrb2018.com.au and surf2018.com.au