Technical Tours

A great range of Technical Tours are available to experience Australia’s leading transport technology solutions in action.

Tour Types: In-Person Tours | Digital Tours
Some tours will run as in-person tours which can be experienced by Delegates attending the conference in-person. Other tours will run as Digital Tours and these are available for both both in-person and Digital Delegates.

Who Can Attend
Technical tours are available for all conference delegates – registration required.

Stay tuned for Technical Tour registration opening in early 2021. Places will be limited – so make sure you sign-up to receive the latest updates so you don’t miss a thing.

Integrated Passenger Transport Network, Services and Ticketing

Digital Tour
TransLink, a division of the Department of Transport and Main Roads, plans and delivers customer focussed passenger transport services which are a key part of Queensland’s single integrated transport network which is accessible to everyone.

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This tour showcases the high level of multi-modal integration achieved across the physical passenger transport network, payments mechanisms and traveller information services. Participants will receive guided travel on Brisbane’s dedicated world class busway, linking to the Queensland Rail passenger train network and then transferring to the iconic CityCat ferry service.

Participants on this tour will learn about:

  • The multi-modal passenger transport network in Brisbane and the mobility challenges and opportunities
  • Smart Ticketing and payment solutions
  • Passenger information across digital platforms, including technology to improve wayfinding for customers with hearing or vision impairments
  • Public transport network security and safety
  • Queensland Rail’s Rail Management Centre
  • Major public transport projects, including the $5.4Bn Cross River Rail project
Type: Digital Tour
Cost:
Included with registration, bookings required
Host: Department of Transport and Main Roads


Safely Testing Transport Technology Innovations at the RACQ Mobility Centre of Excellence

In-Person Tour
The RACQ Mobility Centre of Excellence is a real-world driver training centre that is developing into a world class facility for research, innovation and testing of connected and autonomous technologies.

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The first of its kind in Queensland, the RACQ Mobility Centre of Excellence provides a safe proving ground for the next generation of transport technology and mobility innovations.

Participants on this technical tour will experience:

  • The RACQ Mobility Centre of Excellence vision in supporting research, testing and transition with future vehicles and transport technologies.
  • Automatic numberplate recognition and speed detection technologies used by the Queensland Police Service to keep roads safe.
  • Use of drones by the Queensland Police Service Forensic Crash Unit to enable rapid on-site data collection at serious crash scenes, enabling quicker clearance to reduce congestion.
  • Research and testing of ITS innovations at signalised intersections to improve safety for vulnerable road users.
  • RACQ’s SmartShuttle, an autonomous shuttle that has been operating in trials on Queensland roads.
  • Transurban’s technology innovations in traffic and asset management, supporting safer and smarter practices.
Type: In-Person Tour
Cost:
AUD75.00
Host: RACQ
Location: This technical tour will commence and finish from the Main Entrance to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (Cnr Merivale Street and Glenelg Street).
Capacity: 80 pax
This technical tour requires:

  • Average level of fitness
  • Bottled water
  • Own sun-smart attire
  • Comfortable closed-in shoes

Showcasing the Queensland Government’s Cooperative and Automated Vehicle Initiative (CAVI)

In-Person Tour
The Cooperative and Automated Vehicle Initiative (CAVI) is a Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) project that will prepare for, and accelerate, the emergence of advanced vehicle technologies with safety, mobility and environmental benefits.

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Participants on this tour will have the opportunity to experience

  • A drive in ZOE2, TMR’s purpose-built level four automated vehicle prototype. The vehicle will complete a journey of approximately 4km in automated mode, enabling participants to view the transition from manual to automated mode, and back, under the supervision of an expert driver. The vehicle will travel up to 50km/hour, in live traffic conditions.
  • The Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot (ICVP), Australia’s largest trial of Cooperative Intelligent Transport System (C-ITS) technologies. The Pilot, due to commence from mid-2020, will see up to 500 vehicles fitted with C-ITS devices and operate for up to nine months. Objectives of the Pilot include validating the effectiveness of C-ITS for safer and more efficient transport in a live traffic environment.
Type: In-Person Tour
Cost:
AUD75.00
Host: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Location: This technical tour will commence and finish at the main entrance to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (Cnr Merivale Street and Glenelg Street).
Capacity: 18 pax
This technical tour requires:

  • Bottled water
  • Own sun-smart attire
  • Comfortable closed-in shoes

Smart Solutions for Urban Road Network Management

Digital Tour
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) uses ITS technologies to optimise the safe performance of the road network for customers. These technologies help to inform users, manage multi-modal demands, enhance user safety, and ensure the transport network is functioning at its best at all times to enable customer journeys.

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Participants on this tour will learn about:

  • Smart Motorways – TMR is deploying smart motorways technologies to optimise the performance of the motorway network, providing safer and more reliable journeys for customers.
  • Hold the Red – This innovative safety treatment represents a new approach in smart infrastructure at signalised intersections, emphasising crash prevention over enforcement-based solutions.
  • Emergency Vehicle Priority (EVP)– EVP is a dynamic ITS solution that enables traffic lights to turn green in a safe and controlled manner ahead of an emergency vehicle’s arrival at an intersection.
  • Transurban Legacy Way control room and tolling technology – The Legacy Way tunnel is one of six toll roads that Transurban operates and maintains in South East Queensland. Learn how this tunnel is monitored and controlled to ensure the safety of all motorists. Hear about current and emerging tolling and transport technologies.
  • Brisbane Metropolitan Transport Management Centre (BMTMC) – The BMTMC is Brisbane’s multi-modal transport management centre, keeping roads and busway networks running by leading incident and network management services.
Type: Digital Tour
Cost:
Included with registration, bookings required
Host: Department of Transport and Main Roads


Smartship Australia

In-Person Tour
Smartship Australia’s state-of-the-art facilities provide world-class training environments and maritime simulation services to the global maritime industry. Smartship is one of the world’s most advance maritime simulators and is giving pilots a realistic experience on the bridge of a ship in a vast array of shipping scenarios, allowing pilots to navigate in some of the world’s most challenging waters. Smartship is an international leader in maritime simulations and training, delivering strong safety outcomes and operational efficiencies for maritime related industries.

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Participants on this tour will learn about:

  • Smartships’s five maritime simulators
  • Port development and optimisation modelling
  • Training, assessment and licencing
  • Hands on experience with bridge and tug simulators
Type: In-Person Tour
Cost:
AUD75.00
Host: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Location: This technical will commence and finish at the main entrance to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (Cnr Merivale Street and Glenelg Street)
Capacity: 10 pax