Registrations officially closed on July 11th
With our recently published Strategy and Business Plan and a highly successful launch of tour annual T-Tech summit, the AGM was a great opportunity to hear our plans for the year ahead including events, skills development and T-Tech 2019.
Conference Review by Helen Robertson, Ministry of Transport
The Future of Transportation World Conference brought together leaders with the common goal of devising better solutions for providing safe, efficient, sustainable transportation for the world in 2030 and beyond. 'Getting Transportation Off the Ground’ was a core theme of the event, examining how personal airborne transportation systems will become viable mass transportation. The futuristic vision of skyscrapers surrounded by airborne transport for mass commuting could be just a few years away, but are the world’s governments and existing transport providers and operators prepared? Will new modes mean today’s automotive companies become lost in history or will they – as, for example, Mercedes has long stated – be part of the new transport solution?
Other conference themes that Helen will hope to cover include:
- Legal and technical issues of autonomous vehicles
- Mobility as a Service
- Urban air mobility
- Investment in infrastructure
Helen Robertson is a Principal Adviser in the Ministry of Transport’s Strategic Policy and Innovation team. She has a strong interest in aviation regulatory issues, and in recent years has focussed on how to support the UAS industry to thrive. This has included developing a cross-government strategy to ensure better coordination on UAS issues. She was also part of the cross-government project team that developed the outer space and high altitude regulatory regime to enable Rocket Lab to operate in New Zealand. Since moving to the Innovation team, she is now turning her mind to other transport disruptive technologies and how we can better prepare New Zealand for their adoption.