Top transport and infrastructure experts, manufacturers and technology providers from around the world are set to meet at a groundbreaking thinktank around how autonomous vehicle use can be built into the design and development of greenfield smart cities of the future.

This thinktank workshop has been co-developed by Celestino and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS); and supported by Transport for NSW Smart Innovation Centre.

The workshop is part of a broader Expression of Interest process that aims to develop and deliver the roadmap for an autonomous mobility solution within the Sydney Science Park (SSP) greenfield development that could ultimately be the home to over 100,000 people.

Celestino and project partners UTS and Transport NSW are hoping to identify potential collaborators, systems, infrastructure and technologies that may be required to deliver the autonomous future of SSP once the ‘science city’ is being developed.

Over 35 companies are registered to participate.

“We’ve been overwhelmed with interest from some of the greatest autonomous transport innovators in the country and are delighted to see the level of enthusiasm and interest to co-develop with industry, government and academia an autonomous vehicles solution for SSP,” says Celestino CEO John Vassallo.

“Our intention is that SSP will become an internationally recognised epicentre for autonomous vehicles research and development and commercialisation, where the greatest minds in innovative transport can meet and use SSP as a testing ground for the systems and technologies that will become a fundamental part of our future everyday life.”