Intelligent Transport Systems Australia (ITS Australia) promotes the development and deployment of advanced technologies to deliver safer, more efficient and environmentally sustainable transport across all public and private modes – air, sea, road and rail.

Established in 1992, ITS Australia is an independent not-for-profit incorporated membership organisation representing ITS suppliers, government authorities, academia and transport businesses and users. Affiliated with peak ITS organisations around the world, ITS Australia is a major contributor to the development of the industry.

Key activities include convening national summits and international conferences, facilitating dialogue between transport modes and across government jurisdictions, promoting research and development and the export of Australian technologies.

As set out in the Strategic Plan 2013-2018ITS Australia advocates the application of communication, data processing and electronic technologies for in-vehicle, vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure and mode-to-mode systems to increase transport safety and sustainability, reduce congestion, and improve the performance and competitiveness of Australia’s networks.

ITS World Congress Host

ITS Australia has had the privilege of hosting two successful ITS World Congresses – the 8th ITS World Congress (Sydney 2001) and 23rd ITS World Congress (Melbourne 2016).

Key messages, themes, moments and memories of the 23rd World Congress have been captured in the Post Congress Report. Compiled by a team of expert ITS professionals (Rapporteurs) who fully understand the challenges and opportunities of the industry, the Post Congress Report is available to download below.

Post Congress Report

ITS technologies include:

  • In-vehicle systems – electronic stability control, lane detection, adaptive cruise control, intelligent speed assist etc.
  • Vehicle-to-vehicle – intersection arrival, collision avoidance systems and emergency notification systems.
  • Vehicle-to-Infrastructure systems – traveller information services (real time navigation, car parking and fuel availability), traffic signal and variable speed control, tolling and freight management systems.

Vision

Deliver safer, more efficient and environmentally sustainable mobility through the use of Intelligent Transport systems (ITS) technology.

Mission

Our mission, as the peak body, is to promote and facilitate collaboration and partnering amongst industry, government and academia in researching, developing and deploying ITS technologies.

Benefits of Membership

ITS Australia is a membership based organisation which provides services and benefits to its members and the industry to help fulfil our mission. These services include:

  • Organising and managing practical initiatives to support networking, knowledge, awareness and collaboration
  • Presenting a single authoritative voice on ITS matters on behalf of our diverse membership
  • Promoting the overall application of ITS and therefore the growth of demand for knowledge and services in the discipline
  • Supporting initiatives promoting uniformity, consistency, interoperability and standards for the overall benefit of members
  • Providing a central point for ITS related discourse, resource pooling and contacts

Industry associations

ITS Australia represents the industry by participating on number of boards, bodies and associations, including:

Facilitator

  • Austroads C-ITS and Automated Vehicle Industry Reference Group

Member

  • Austroads Cooperative ITS Steering Committee
  • National Transport Commission – Industry Advisory Group
  • Advisory Board of the Institute of Transport Studies at Monash University
  • ADVI – the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative
  • University of Melbourne National Connected Multimodal Transport Test Bed

ITS Australia supports the:
National Transport Commission National Guidelines for Automated Vehicle Trials.
Transport and Infrastructure Council National Policy Framework for Land Transport Technology.

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ITS Research

ITS Australia continues to support significant research programs and initiatives and is a consortium member for the iMOVE Cooperative Research Centre.

Memorandum of Understanding

List of signed MOU’s between ITS Australia and the following countries

Global Networks

ITS Australia is a member of the ITS Asia Pacific Region and is represented on the Asia Pacific Board of Directors. This fosters linkages and collaboration amongst ITS organisations and professionals around the world.