• Amit Trivedi

    Chief Engineer/Department of Transport and Main Roads

  • Amit Trivedi has over 25 years’ experience directing and managing risk, assurance and HSEQ management systems. His experience extends to the oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and transport sectors; with dual qualifications in Engineering, he is well positioned to address organisational risks through engineering, regulation and compliance. Since joining the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) in 2006, Amit has been instrumental in delivering TMR’s rail safety regulatory functions, including drafting a business case which selected European Train Control System Level 2 as the preferred train control system for the South East Queensland rail network. Currently, Amit leads TMR’s Connected and Highly Automated Driving (CHAD) pilot with an objective to assess safety benefits and impacts of introducing automated vehicles on Queensland roads. To deliver the CHAD pilot Amit received extensive hands on training in France while building, calibrating and testing TMR’s level 4 Connected and Automated Vehicle, known as ZOE2.

    What does the forum theme “ITS Innovation Creating Liveable Communities” mean to you?
    Getting MORE out of LESS or the SAME.
    MORE – responsiveness, safety, resilience, sustainability, accessibility, efficiency.
    LESS – human and/or capital resources.
    SAME – network.

    Why are you excited about participating at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems 2020?
    It is an exciting time to witness how innovation is rapidly shaping our communities. The current innovation revolution promises to influence every aspect of our lives. Recent innovations in telecommunication, low power application specific computer chips, sensors and software technologies driven by artificial intelligence has opened up new possibilities in almost every industry sector. I am excited to hear from researchers, experts and policy makers on how, we as a community, are preparing for the fast paced change coming our way in the transport sector.

    Where do you see the Intelligent Transport industry in the next 5 to 10 years?
    Over the next decade we will start seeing connected and highly automated vehicles (level 4) commercially available, first on our highways and then gradually expanding their area of operation. These vehicles are likely to become part of the MaaS ecosystem in selected geofenced locations. We will also start seeing current conceptual Personal Rapid Transit systems being implemented and integrated within the broader transportation mix. From the freight transportation perspective we are likely to see dedicated automated prime movers connecting major ports to nearby freight hubs.