Australian cities have been designed and built to accommodate and facilitate traditional motor vehicles based economies (freeways and road investment, manufacturing plants, fuel storage and distribution, car parking etc.) and motor vehicle based social networks (suburbia). In 2017 Australian urban planning and transport planning strategies still reflect the economic benefits of Traditional Motor Vehicles (TMVs) (acknowledging the costs such as road deaths and hospitalisations) as modified by improvements in public transport.

The Diverse Mobility Revolution is the next ‘Big Thing’! It is going to be bigger than PC’s and bigger than smartphones. The Diverse Mobility Revolution will create business opportunities and spatial restructuring from day one. This means property, IT, telecommunications, retail, finance, car sales, car rental, car maintenance, parking and myriad other industries will change forever as new business opportunities emerge. It will marry the online, sharing and gig economies to create new business relationships and new value chains.

First driven by Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) and then Electric Vehicles (EVs), the Mobility Revolution endures great scepticism, similar to other technologies such as personal computers. By 2025 AVs will be an aspirational commodity common on Australian roads. In 2035 over 80% of new vehicles sold will be AVs and around 40-50% of the Australian car fleet will be AVs if traditional car ownership continues to dominate mobility choices.

Importantly, AVs will have an unimaginable impact on Australia, not only because AVs include Traditional Motor Vehicles (TMVs), but also freight vehicles, terrestrial delivery vehicles and air based drones. The Diverse Mobility Revolution will create an average one extra hour per day to allocate to business, family, recreation or friends. Can you imagine having one more hour a day available?

The challenge is to maximise the exciting and unexpected benefits for all Australians.

In this series of videos, Brian discusses what is Autropolis and how Automated Vehicles will transform Australia. 

Video one: What is Autropolis?


Video two: What is diverse mobility?


Video three: What technology is required to control automated vehicles? 


Video four: How do driverless vehicles work?


Video five: Who are the companies and countries leading the automated vehicle movement?


Video six: Where is Australia positioned compared to other global leaders driving the automated vehicle movement?


Video seven: Why should Australia welcome the introduction of automated vehicles? 


Video eight: What are the key technology barriers delaying the introduction of automated vehicles?


Video nine: Will there need to be a cultural mind shift for Aussies to embrace automated vehicles? 


Video ten: What will be the social benefits for consumers utilising automated vehicles?


Video eleven: Will automated vehicles become tomorrow’s “nanny” in terms of school pick-ups and drop-offs?


Video twelve: When will automated vehicles be available and practically used in Australia? 


Video thirteen: What will happen to the current fleet of cars on the road following the introduction of automated vehicles? 


Video fourteen: Are automated vehicles (AVs) also electric vehicles (EVs)? 


Video fifteen: Who is leading the way in terms of the automated vehicle movement in Australia? 


Video sixteen: Will there need to be national collaboration to successfully introduce automated vehicles on Australian roads? 


Video seventeen: Will people in the future require a driver license? 


Video eighteen:  Will automated vehicles reduce jobs and investment in Australia? 


Video nineteen: : How will automated vehicles impact on the spatial layout of Australian cities and place making?


Video twenty: Why do we need to read Autropolis? 


Video twenty-one: What are the first three steps we need to take to make automated vehicles in Australia happen? 


Video twenty-two: How will current road infrastructure investments be utilised for future automated vehicle requirements? 


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