Dr. Yoojin Chang obtained his Ph.D. in Construction and Transportation Engineering from Ajou University in 2017, and has a well-versed background and extensive experience with ITS.
From 2007 to 2013, he worked as a researcher at KOTI (The Korea Transport Institute), and until 2019, he served as an assistant director at the Road Safety and ITS Division of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport(MOLIT). From 2019 to the present, he is working as a deputy director for the Smart Road Team of MOLIT, in charge of the overall ITS policies and laws and its planning and implementation, including ITS standards, monitoring of local government’s ITS projects and international cooperation.
What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
“Creating Liveable Communities” is a task that Korean government is paying attention to. Since the introduction of ITS in the 1990s, Korea has been improving ITS technologies from the aspect of traffic management systems to the latest user-customized service. In this regard, I think Brisbane Asia-Pacific Forum to be held with the theme “Innovating ITS to Create a More Liveable Community” is a great opportunity to benchmark new technologies and ITS trend in Asia-Pacific area.
Please provide a short quote about why you are excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2021?
“Everything you can imagine is real.” ― Pablo Picasso
I am very excited that Brisbane Asia-Pacific Forum will be a place where we can directly see and experience new future ITS technologies such as sustainable mobility, MaaS, and autonomous vehicles.
Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
If the existing ITS was simply focused on improving the quality of transportation in terms of mobility and safety, it would go beyond this in the next 10 years and become a major factor for realizing an integrated smart city such as sustainable mobility and welfare like medical care. It will contribute to improving the quality of citizens.