Future of mobility


Future of mobility

November 2017

Q&A: Global Transport Conference with Tim Arbuckle

1. What were your top take aways from the global transport?

The need for public and private parties to work together recognising that governments have a key role to play in looking after community interests and achieving broader social and economic goals.

2. How progressive do you think Australia is in addressing the Future of Mobility? 

At a federal level I see Australia engaging widely with industry and other jurisdictions through the National Transport Commission on options for changes to our regulatory systems to allow for the commercial operations of AVs in the near term. It is so important that we embrace AVs to realise substantial public policy benefits while at the same time we are actively trailing technology and learning from real life experience to help build confidence within our communities. At a local level, States have been managing regulatory changes within the point to point market to integrate ridesharing. The challenge and opportunity for State governments is to now actively plan for future disruption in mobility and shape outcomes to meet their goals.

3. With traditional transport system revenue models in decline, where is global thinking at in terms of what governments need to be considering next?

There is already a strong public policy argument to support transport pricing to help manage the negative impacts of congestion on our roads. We are now approaching the inflection point for the widespread adoption of EVs which will start to undermine traditional

revenue collection mechanisms which fund the development, operations and maintenance of our public transport systems. The need to develop a new approach to transport pricing is therefore inevitable and should be approached as an opportunity to better optimise our transport systems and achieve health and environmental benefits.

4. What’s the next big transport innovator that caught your eye on your travels?

The need to integrate mobility data across both public and private transport systems as a means to managing supply and demand for infrastructure to avoid negative consequences for greater mobility choice and availability.

Spotlight on an Australian project: Aurizon IVMS Program

Despite what the experts say about its rapid arrival, most of us probably still believe that widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles is still a way off.  However, diving a bit deeper into the technology behind them, we can see that many elements of it are already in use in the driving that we do every day. We’re not starting from zero.  Instead, driverless cars will be an evolution of many technologies that exist today to support human drivers. 

Spotlight on Global project: Partnership with Infiniti Lab

Deloitte and INIFINITI recently formed a collaborative partnership on the INIFINITI LAB Hong Kong 3.0 Program. Themed 'The Future Consumer', the Program provides start-ups with a platform to develop future technologies and business models aimed at enhancing customer experience. The ventures are mentored and advised by leaders and experts from automotive, future of mobility and technology sectors. Moreover, the LAB presents an invaluable opportunity for the founders to develop connections with a broad investor network, as well as to co-develop end-to-end solutions with leading industry players. Find out more.

Thought Leadership

Forces of change: The future of mobility

The entire way people and goods travel from point A to point B is changing, driven by a series of converging technological and social trends: the rapid growth of carsharing and ridesharing; the increasing viability of electric and alternative powertrains; new, lightweight materials; and the growth of connected and, ultimately, autonomous vehicles. The result is the emergence of a new ecosystem of mobility that could offer faster, cheaper, cleaner, safer, more efficient, and more customized travel. Read the full article here.

Industry news

Mobility Developments
California clears the way for testing of fully driverless cars. Local, federal interests have concerns - LA Times, November 14, 2017

Disruptor Moves
Tesla Reveals Semi Truck With 500-Mile Range, New Roadster Car - The Wall Street Journal, November 17, 2017

Customer Experience
Self-driving cars could make jaywalking legalCNN, November 3, 2017


Deloitte at CES® 2018 - January 9-12, 2018 | Las Vegas, NV
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