Terry Bills, an international authority on smart transport systems, will TODAY (Tuesday OCT 11) demonstrate how Australian transport agencies can use big data to transform network planning and the daily commute.
Mr Bills, International Smart Transport Specialist with global location-based analytics giant Esri, will hold a special workshop for the world’s leading transport executives at the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Melbourne.
The workshop will also reveal how new advancements to location-based analytics can be used by Australian agencies to reveal new insights into traffic and public transport patterns – enabling the country’s major cities to develop smarter networks.
“Every smartphone is a sensor and every transport card records vital information, so it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the terabytes of real-time data that is flooding in every day,” Mr Bills said.
“But by using advanced technology to map and analyse Big Data, we can reveal previously hidden blind spots in transportation trends and traffic patterns that will enable better network planning and management.
“This is an approach already being leveraged by some of the world’s most innovative cities – including Singapore, London, Los Angeles and Melbourne – but the next step is moving Big Data analytics from delivering real-time insights to predicting future transport challenges and solutions.”
Media are invited to interview Terry while he’s in Australia or attend the workshop.