I was contracted by TMR (Transport and Main Roads) to create a visualisation model to explore the impact of AV (Autonomous Vehicles) on the current Queensland road network. As with all my projects the concept appears simple at the beginning but the more detail you add to the concept of AV’s the more complex the visualisation. The task of defining what exactly constitutes an AV is in itself difficult, let alone the impact of a shared network of AV.
I worked with a members of the department and transport modelling experts to deliver a visually simple visualisation that could be used internally to plan changes to the road network in anticipation of the changing road usage patterns generated by AV.
At some point in the future there will be a fundamental change to road usage and the department is interested in what and when the changes could look like for future planning.