AUSTRALIA: The Infrastructure, Transport & Cities Committee of the House of Representatives has commenced an inquiry into automated mass transit.

Submissions are open until December 7. The inquiry focuses on developments in automation and new energy sources such as electricity and hydrogen.

‘International experience of automated metro systems shows what they could do to improve connectivity within our rapidly growing cities’, said Committee Chair John Alexander. ‘Automation and platooning present real opportunities to make bus networks more reliable and responsive, as well as more efficient, creating real competition between different modes of transport.’