Monash ITS welcomes Prof. Bart van Arem from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands giving a speech to transport lovers at State Library in Melbourne.

Lecture Topic

Driverless vehicles and the future of urban transport: Beyond the Hype


Melbourne faces a considerable challenge to maintain its much celebrated livability in the face of population growth. Transport is critical and smart solutions are needed. Autonomous or driverless vehicles are regularly promoted as the ‘solution’ to a wide range of urban transport challenges. Will we sleep walk into an urban mobility future defined for us by the driverless vehicle industry or make conscious choices about the role that advanced technology should play in creating a transport system to support the type of city we want Melbourne to become?  This year’s Ogden Transport Lecture looks beyond the hype and draws insight from international research to put driverless vehicles and the future of urban mobility under the microscope.

Speaker Biography

Professor Bart van Arem has an international reputation for research that focuses on analysing and modelling the implications of intelligent vehicles. Bart is Director of the TU Delft Transport Institute and a Professor in the Department Transport & Planning, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.  He has held previous appointments at the University of Twente and in TNO, the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research.