The topic for this year’s conference is “Safe Sustainable Future” which will encourage debate and papers in this area.
Safety is at the forefront of our industry and political agenda, so how are we doing? There are a number of challenges in the future that will require different and innovative approaches to maintain a downward trend in casualties and reduce risks to road users. How will we manage the risks associated with emerging technologies and what do we need to be doing now to plan for that transition?
In relation to sustainable future the there is an endless possibility of interesting topics and questions that can be discussed. For example:
- New Zealand is a nation constantly on the move and our continued hunger for transport mobility appears insatiable, but, how long can we keep doing this?
- What happens when traditional fuels are exhausted or become unaffordable?
- We are seeing new technologies creeping into our transport system but when will they become mainstream and will we be ready?
The 2017 conference will examine these issues and look at ways we can respond through a programme filled with original presentation and lively debate.