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Driverless cars and road safety: what will this mean for you?
Wed. 12 October 2016, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm AEDT
No longer a science fiction movie stunt, driverless cars are now a reality. Companies like Google, Tesla, Audi and Mercedes-Benz have been testing driverless cars overseas for years. In November 2015, trials of driverless cars were conducted in South Australia.
Within the next 5 years all new cars will have some ability to drive themselves. Join this informative discussion and find out exactly what this means for you, your city, and what’s ahead for the next generation of drivers.
Key Note: Dr Peter Sweatman – Principal CAVita, USA
Mr Mark Jackman – Regional President Chassis Systems Controls at Bosch Australia
Ms Kim Thomas – ITS Leader, Aurecon Group, Australia
MC Peter Mares – Journalist and author
FREE ENTRY. Doors open at 5.30pm.
This is the first of three general public forums about 'intelligent transport systems': the impact, benefits and challenges associated with the emergence of autonomous vehicles or driverless cars on our streets. The 2016 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems has collaborated with the City of Melbourne to make these events possible with kind support from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Image: illustration by Mark Oliver for The Economist/1843 Magazine
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Trams take you to the front door steps or parking is available under the Exhibtion Hall
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email bianca.charleston@melbourne,vic.gov.au or call 9658 9132 during business hours
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Can I update my registration information?
Date and Time
Level 1, Exhibition Centre, Clarendon Street Entrance
Melbourne Convention and Exhibtion Centre
Southbank, Vic 3006