Traffic congestion and disaster response are key issues facing transport planners and managers around the world with many now asking if there are promising technologies emerging that are offering new solutions For instance, in the US alone the cost of congestion was estimated to be over $120 billion in 2012. Australia’s capital cities were estimated to have a combined congestion cost of $16 billion in 2015, which is expected to increase to $37 billion by 2030 1The rapidly growing level of technology enablement of vehicles and urban infrastructure, combined with the growing ability to analyse larger and larger data sets, presents a significant opportunity for transport planning, design, and operation in the future However, like many emerging technology areas, there is both great interest and great hype around ‘Big Data’.