Brisbane; smart city

An upcoming summit will discuss key points about future liveability, mobility and connectivity

The Connected Autonomy in Smart Cities Summit to explore the development of Smart Cities and their connectivity with transport and mobility will be held in Brisbane this month.

The event, held by ITS Australia in partnership with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, will be hosted by BMW Group vice president for quality management Volker Richter.

Local, national and international speakers have been finalised for the Room 360 event at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), with approximately 200 registered delegates expected to attend.

ITS Australia chief executive office Susan Harris says she’s delighted to have secured the services of Richter, who is responsible for setting the quality strategy, quality targets, quality processes and systems for the entire BMW Group.

"The ITS Australia Connected Autonomy in Smart Cities Summit is a key discussion point about future liveability, mobility and connectivity, and to have insight from Volker Richter is very exciting," she says.

"The summit features world leaders on intelligent transport systems from government, agencies, industry, regulators and consumers.

"We believe this summit will play an important role in not only shaping Smart Cities in Queensland, but Smart Cities nationally and internationally."

The summit will be opened by Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey.

"We welcome the minister’s interest in the ITS sector and his commitment to the summit," says Harris.

"Fully autonomous vehicles tend to grab the headlines, however there are also many members of the Australian ITS industry exploring and developing new technologies and innovations to make mobility safer, more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable."

The summit will be held at Queensland University of Technology on May 23 and 24.

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