rCITI continues to its builds its interdisciplinary and external collaboration to explore and to further its transport research. Our centre’s research is quite broads which encompasses Transport modelling to psychology, behavioural economics, transport research and human decisions processes. Our projects include such as in the autonomous vehicle research space as well as for risk assessment and management, experimental economics applied to choice transportation
The core Academic team of 17 staff supervised and supported 22 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), 1 Masters by Course work and 1 Masters by Research, 2 Taste of Research, 3 practicum and 16 Honours students.
2017 was an eventful year with 10 of our research candidates graduating, it was a great achievement to have students completing and be awarded their Masters by Research or PhD.
We welcomed 5 new staff and wished farwell to 2 staff.
Through a joint initiative with IPA, Advisian and rCITI, a paper was published where the research outcome recommends a four-step process to prepare the community for AVs:-
1. Engaging with transport industry partners and road users to benchmark community needs, hesitations and choices on AVs;
2. Developing concurrent Federal and state legislation and regulations to allow AVs to enter Australian roads;
3. Reporting on the number, type and de-identified location of AVs entering the vehicle fleet; and
4. Routinely assessing AV uptake in long-term infrastructure, land use and wider strategic planning.