Autonomous vehicles are one of the engineering challenges of the 21st century. Joining this forum, you’ll have two options, both of which reveal leading Australian research, development and demonstration.

Option 1: Transport for NSW and Volvo at Sydney Olympic Park 

Through Transport’s Smart Innovation Centre, the NSW Government is working with industry and research partners, to trial a highly automated passenger shuttle at Sydney Olympic Park. The pilot is the first precinct-based trial of an automated shuttle in Australia and is the first trial of vehicle automation to take place in NSW.

Volvo research shows 94% of all accidents are caused by human factors. By using advanced safety technology, Volvo believes it can help to reduce the human factor in traffic accidents. In Sweden, Volvo has seen a decline of around 45 per cent in rear-end frontal crashes from collision warning with autobrake system.

Attendees of this Forum will:

  • See the passenger shuttle bus and Volvo car operate
  • Hear about future plans to operate in the regions of NSW with other vehicles and Volvo’s plans to get from levels 1 to 4 autonomy
  • Hear of the control systems and sensors being developed to ensure safe operations of all autonomous vehicles
  • Hear of Volvo’s forecast for autonomous developments

Sponsored by:

Option 2: Australian Centre for Field Robotics, Sydney University

The Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR), one of the largest robotics research institutes in the world, has been instrumental in developing breakthrough technologies, conducting world-renowned research and developing field robotics principles and systems. The centre focuses on the research, development and application of autonomous and intelligent robots, and apply them in industrial, social and environmental settings. Part of the ACFR is the Horticultural Innovation Centre for Robotics and AI, with a focus on robotics to increase farm efficiency and productivity for the vegetable and tree crop industries.

Attendees of this Forum will:

  • See autonomous golf carts navigating a carpark
  • See examples of autonomous agricultural vehicles and watch field video of the vehicles at work
  • See examples of underwater robots and discuss applications
  • Hear from leading researchers of the control systems and sensors being developed

Forum Speakers | Option 1 – People Movers
Evan Walker – Director of Smart Innovation Centre, Transport for NSW
David Pickett – Senior Manager Product Engineering, Volvo Car Australia

Hosts

Systems Engineering Society
Young Engineers
Mechanical College

Date

Tuesday 18 September
Depart ICC: 0720
Arrive back at ICC: 1330

Departure Location

ICC, Darling Harbour

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Closed soled shoes (no ballet flats, heels or sandals permitted)

Any delegates whom do not have the above/or comply, will not be permitted to board the bus for the site visit.

Forum Speaker | Option 2 – Agriculture, Submarines
Eduardo Nebot – Director, Australian Centre for Field Robotics

Hosts

Systems Engineering Society
Complex Engineering Systems Panel of CLM
Royal Aeronautical Society

Date

Tuesday 18 September
Depart ICC: 0800
Arrive back at ICC: 1330

Departure Location

ICC, Darling Harbour

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Closed soled shoes (no ballet flats, heels or sandals permitted)

Any delegates whom do not have the above/or comply, will not be permitted to board the bus for the site visit.