The SNUG annual workshop was held in Tauranga on 23/24 February. We had presentations from key people in the Signals and ITS Industry, including Roads & Maritime Services from Sydney, updates from the various transport operations centres, and relevant messages from our sponsors. We also enjoyed an open discussion session, titled “What’s Your Problem?”.
A number of key messages emerged. Although traffic signals are very bound in regulations, the general industry we are operating in is experiencing a massive growth in technology enabling the potential for much better outcomes for our customers. However, we need to ensure that appropriate planning and product selection occurs to ensure safe and suitable products end up on our roads. And we also had a good reminder that what is good in one part of the country, may not be appropriate in others.
We agreed to host a one-day ‘mini-SNUG’ in Auckland in November this year, followed by a regular two-day SNUG in Hamilton in 2018.
In the meantime, the SNUG committee will work through some of the issues raised in the “What’s Your Problem?” session, and post updates back to this page.
And a final ‘thank you’ to the two main organisers of SNUG this year, Haydn Wardley (Tauranga Transport Operations Centre), and Sam Boone (TDG Auckland).
On behalf of the SNUG committee, thank you all for attending.
- Sean Lewis, SNUG Chair