AUSTRALIAN ITS SUMMIT
18th – 20th September 2013
Australian Technology Park, Sydney, Australia
The 3rd Australian ITS Summit 2013 was a great success! Held at Australian Technical Park in Sydney from 18 – 20 September 2013, the Summit attracted a record number of participants and exhibitors, including:
- Over 400 registrants from all around Australia, with 15% from overseas.
- A dynamic and sold-out exhibition, featuring 32 exhibitors and 5 demonstration vehicles.
- Speakers presenting 145 talks and discussions relating to matters important to Australia.
- Delegates also heard about current projects and global issues from overseas: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Japan, Taiwan, New Zealand, Norway, UK and USA.
- A free Open to the Public afternoon for the exhibition.
- International podcast and media interest.
- Technical tours.
- Glamorous social functions held at stunning venues on Sydney’s harbour front – Sydney Opera House
The ITS Summit Committee and ITS Australia wish to acknowledge and thank once again the generous support provided by its sponsors and exhibitors, without which it would not be possible to deliver such a great event to our members and the industry.
Over the past 5 years there has been a genuine convergence of transport thinking. This Summit’s objective is a national vision, with a core set of transport priorities broadly acknowledged across all government jurisdictions, actively supported by both the research community and the private sector. The 2013 Summit will build from the previous summits and will focus on the National ITS Action Agenda, an update of the current status of ITS in Australia, and challenges facing the ITS Industry in the current climate
ITS Australia is pleased to announce some of the world’s leading ITS professionals as keynote speakers:
Dr Peter Sweatman
Board Chair, ITS America and Director, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)
UMTRI is the focal point for safe and sustainable transportation within the University of Michigan and carries out a large program of transportation systems research spanning drivers, vehicles, communication technology, and the infrastructure. Dr. Sweatman is working to create new research and policy capabilities to address the broader challenges of safety, mobility, energy and greenhouse emissions; he is also helping to develop new research fields assisting the transition from today’s automotive industry to the transportation industries of the future. Dr. Sweatman’s current research interests include intelligent transportation systems (ITS), connected vehicles and infrastructure and automated vehicles. UMTRI is currently carrying out the world’s largest deployment of V2V safety, with 3000 vehicles operating in Ann Arbor. In January 2010 Dr. Sweatman was appointed by Transportation Secretary LaHood to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s ITS Advisory Committee.
Mr Martin Matthews
Chief Executive, New Zealand Ministry of Transport
Mr Martin, a great believer in the opportunities available through ITS, will update the audience on ITS developments in New Zealand and the state of play from a policy perspective.
Mr Hajime Amano
President & CEO, ITS Japan
Mr Amano is generously giving of his time to visit Australia in the lead up to the ITS World Congress in Japan. We look forward to Mr Amano’s insights on ITS trends and Japan.
Prof S.K. Jason Chang
Professor, National Taiwan University and Vice President, ITS Taiwan
With his usual flair Prof Chang will entertain delegates with the latest ITS developments from Taiwan. This presentation will provide an overview of ITS development in Taiwan, including smart card ticketing systems, advanced public transport, traffic management system, travel information services and ETC – considered as main achievements in the past decade. This presentation will then highlight the next stage of Taiwan’s ITS Plan. User-oriented development approach is to be applied in formulating the national plan while the telematics industry is incorporated in the national plan. Applications of ICT, cloud computing and internet driving opportunities to innovative ITS services will also be explored. This is similar to how online casino websites works where you can play online casino games through best casino sites.
Dr. Reinhard Pfliegl
Chair ITS Vienna 2012, Reinhard Pfliegl, Chair of the 19th ITS World Congress, AustriaTech
As the Chair of the most recent ITS World Congress, Dr Pfliegl is ideally placed to share with the audience the most recent developments from Europe both from a technology and policy