Action-plan for ITS in NZ
Autofile attended the launch of two research reports on the future data, skills and training requirements to support future intelligent transport systems (ITS) in New Zealand on Wednesday.
ITS New Zealand, the NZ Transport Agency and the Transport Knowledge Hub organised the event.
The first report, “Data opportunities for intelligent mobility," was presented by Chris Bowie from WSP Opus.
This report presents research undertaken in 2017 and the key findings and recommendations following a focused assessment of current and future opportunities for data-driven intelligent mobility in New Zealand.
The research identified an action plan and recommendations for Government to consider as an enabler of data-driven intelligent mobility, but also as a significant creator, manager, consumer and source of transport data in New Zealand.
The second report, “Technology-related transport skill requirements and availability,” was presented by Julian Williams and Dr Doug Wilson.
This report presents an assessment of likely skills gaps and training needs by 2035 for New Zealand, due to the use and implementation of intelligent transport systems (ITS) in land transport.
It also provides an estimate of the consequent skills demand and assesses the role of training establishments, as well as the migration and ageing of the workforce in influencing the gaps.