Adapting Strategic Asset Management Practice for CAV: Literature Review (PART 1)

Sharon Biermann (Publisher), Kerry Brown, Ferry Jie, hadrian Djajadikerta, Subhadarsini Parida

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    Abstract

    Long term transport infrastructure planning and policy decisions are increasingly made in an environment that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous as technology development, consumer demand and transport service business models change. It is expected that there will be further changes on the horizon due to electric connected and automated vehicles (CAV). CAV refers to a range of vehicles including electric vehicles with some level of automation, to a high level of automation (self-driving) and equipped with interoperable cooperative ITS systems and cloud connectivity (that may be used for services such as live traffic information, automated crash notification, concierge and booking services).
    Considerable work has been undertaken overseas and in Australia so far in regard to monitoring CAV technological developments and trials, and identifying and developing legislation and regulatory requirements, governance frameworks, harmonisation of certain parameters such as standard regulations across various states, in order to facilitate and be ready for the uptake of CAV. However, little or no work has been done in regard to how the uptake of CAV may impact the practice of asset management. This project explores how CAV may influence the business of asset management, and what opportunities, if any, CAV can facilitate. More specifically, the impact of CAV on asset management is assessed in regard to:
    • Two CAV uptake scenarios: less than 100% uptake and 100% uptake.
    • Six key asset management areas: policy, strategy, planning, legislation and
    statutory requirements, customer and stakeholders expectations and risk management.
    Some of the main opportunities for asset management resulting from the literature review include:
    • CAV enhanced mobility in the realm of public transportation, intermodal integration, freight supply chain first and last-mile can improve efficiency and is a feature of more mature systems.
    • CAV can facilitate optimisation of parking planning, including the sharing of limited parking space for delivery vehicles in an urban environment.
    • A new era in travel demand management utilising smart infrastructure interface/connectivity with CAV and potential access to a real-time data at very large scales is possible.
    • Big data gets bigger with the uptake of CAV and potentially can create not only
    opportunities but also issues in regard to protection of data privacy, as well as
    cyber attacks on vehicle-to vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure communication.
    • Modifying maintenance activities by utilising CAV for some maintenance tasks,
    such as litter and street sweeping during the night, can be undertaken potentially with reduced night staff and without contributing to day time traffic congestion. For public transport agencies, there is the potential to replace the vehicle
    fleet with CAV which in turn will result in new type of vehicles and inventory to
    manage and perhaps the need to develop new skills particularly in regard to the
    electric and electronic components of the cars.
    • Enhanced safety features will feature more prominently on the vehicle portion
    of the Road Safety System, reducing road trauma.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherPlanning and Transport Research Centre, University of Western Australia
    Number of pages44
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

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