Developing smarter transport solutions

Advancements in technology present a wide range of opportunities to improve the efficiency of our transport system.

Just as important as building new infrastructure is developing smarter transport solutions that use:

  • real-time data
  • sensor and automation technology

The trend of technology-driven solutions will continue. Especially as technology becomes more embedded in our  networks. And as demand for transport services rises.

The Victorian Government is pursuing a range of latest technology systems to improve:

  • travel efficiency
  • safety
  • sustainability
  • amenity for transport users

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By the early 2030s, smarter vehicles are expected to have an impact on how Victorians travel.

 

Projects and reforms

The Victorian Infrastructure Plan includes 5 projects and reforms under this Transport priority. These are detailed in the Transport sector plan and full edition VIP, available for download together with:

  • Government response - outlines our position and addresses 137 recommendations made by Infrastructure Victoria in its 30-year Infrastructure Strategy
  • Technical report - indicates where projects and reforms meet the plan’s four objectives

Case study

Highly automated vehicle trials

Self-driving vehicles will offer greater mobility to more people than ever before. As well as:

  • easing congestion
  • improving road safety

Self-driving vehicles also provide economic, environmental and social benefits. Including better social inclusion.

The Victorian Government is working with a research group including:

  • the Australian Road Research Board
  • La Trobe University
  • ConnectEast

This collaboration is testing cars with driver-assistance technology on EastLink motorway.

The 18-month trial will test technological compatibility with current infrastructure. It will also assess use of semi-autonomous cars with safety features like:

  • adaptive cruise control
  • lane keep assist
  • auto braking

The Eastlink trial has received $578,000 funding from VicRoads’ Intelligent Transport System Grants Program.

 

The Victorian Infrastructure Plan identifies 3 other priorities within the Transport sector. They are:

Making the most of existing assets

Building for the future

Connecting regional Victoria