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Technology

Humans have always used technology to solve their transport and energy problems, whether through the horse and cart, steam train, internal combustion engine, coal-fired power plant, car or aeroplane.

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A major global transformation is taking place in transport and energy. In transport, the shift from traditional cars, buses and trucks using petrol, diesel and gas in internal combustion engines to electric, hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles is evident. In energy, a similar shift is occurring away from traditional fossil fuels to renewable sources such as solar and wind.

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People are looking for – and finding – alternatives to private vehicles. Digitalisation and communication technologies have helped this shift, with innovative smartphone apps allowing users to switch seamlessly between modes of transport.

Digital technologies, and in particular the use of mobility data to direct traffic and improve services, is also rapidly evolving, allowing for operational energy efficiencies to be achieved without the need to build additional infrastructure.

Six principles for Future Transport

The Future Transport 2056 Strategy is focused on six key principles for the future of mobility in the state, which together aim to positively impact the economy, communities and environment of NSW.

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