Videos are filmed each day on the field trip and edited each night. Videos will be linked here during the Share the Road field trip from 14-16 August 2018.
Watch the introductory video for this field trip:
Videos from the field trip will be linked here between 15-17 August
Tuesday 14 August
1. The Future of Transport Video Competition Winners
Meet students from the Pūtāruru College film group and find out how they created the winning video entry in the New Zealand Transport Agency Future of Transport Competition.
2. Pūtāruru Students Talk About Self Driving Cars
Chat to students about the possible advantages and disadvantages of self-driving vehicles and how they might be used in the future.
3. Some Questions for Sergeant Hamilton about Self Driving Cars
Students from Pūtāruru College interview Sergeant Murray Hamilton about self-driving cars and the future of transport in New Zealand.
4. Ideas for Analysing Traffic Near Your School
Brave the wet weather and head outside to identify road safety issues and investigate traffic near Pūtāruru College. Discover how to analyse traffic in your local area.
Wednesday 15 August
1. Designing Roads for Everyone
Meet Bridget Burdett, a Transport Engineer working at Stantec. Find out who has to be consulted before roads can be built and how road design has changed over time.
2. Environmental Wellbeing on the Waikato Expressway
Join Environmental Advisor Stephanie Kirk out on the Waikato Expressway site and discover how the environment is protected during the construction process.
3. Technology on the Waikato Expressway
Check out some of the latest technology used to help build the Waikato Expressway and see how this technology is used to save time and money.
4. Keeping People Safe on the Waikato Expressway
Visit the north end of the Hamilton section of the Waikato Expressway and look at some of the safety features that will help make the road easier to use and more forgiving if drivers make mistakes.
Thursday 16 August
1. Electric Vehicles - Plus, Minus, Interesting
Talk to Law Professor Barry Barton about electric vehicles and consider the pros, cons and interesting points about their use in New Zealand.
2. Legal Issues with Self-Driving Cars
Think about a future with self-driving vehicles and discuss the safety and security issues around the use of automated transport.
3. Researching Driver Behaviour
Meet Psychology Professor Sam Charlton and find out how he has been studying driver behaviour. Discover how this research is done and what can influence drivers.
4. The Driver Simulator
Take the driver simulator for a test ride and see how it performs. Discover the benefits and limitations of this machine and think about how it can be used to improve road safety.