2016 Sessions

In total, there were 30 fantastic TransportCamp sessions. Session notes were taken for each unconference session.  Each post includes all the essential session details, links and a summary of all the key points of discussion.

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AVs and CVs

Session Details 

Session Notes:

Attractions of AV?

-       Reduce human factors in driving

-       Inefficient: e.g more productive travel time / rather than driving

-       More efficient networks: traffic lights, spacing

-       Reduce car ownership

-       Car pooling

-       Politically attractive 

-       Equal access to transport for those with mobility issues 

-       Freeing up workforce to undertake more valuable work (e.g driver replaced by conductor)



-       Competition for PT

-       Ethical considerations 

-       Responsibility for crash (AV manufacturer liable notAV driver)

-       Over reliance on technology can create vulnerability to bugs / cyber warfare

-       Redundancy of employment reliant on car industry (drivers / insurance etc)

-       Social issues: cost of AV technology may put it out of reach of many people – perpetuating social disadvantage


Policy issues?

-       Should we insist AVs have an override?  Or connect with a wider network (e.g Melbourne)?

-       Outsourcing ethical problems to car manufacturers? 

-       What are car park owners thinking (e.g wilsons)