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BRISBANE ANNOUNCED AS HOST OF THE 17TH ITS ASIA PACIFIC FORUM IN 2020

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Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games
The Honourable Kate Jones

Minister for Transport and Main Roads
The Honourable Mark Bailey

Brisbane announced as host of the 17th Asia Pacific ITS Forum in 2020

Brisbane is further cementing its reputation as Australia’s new world city, after being selected to host the 17th Intelligent Transport Systems Asia Pacific Forum in May 2020 (ITSAP2020).

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said it was an honour for Queensland to be selected as the 2020 host location, with the announcement made during the recent ITS Asia Pacific Forum held in Fukuoka, Japan.

“Queensland is at the forefront of developing and deploying ITS technologies, particularly in the area of cooperative and automated vehicles, and I am delighted the forum will be held in Brisbane in 2020,” Mr. Bailey said.

“It is an exciting era for ITS and the ITS Asia Pacific Forum provides an opportunity to bring the industry together to share how far we have come, and prepare for the journey ahead.

“As the location for the largest trial of Cooperative-ITS in Australia, with public deployment due in late 2019, the best way to understand how we do ITS in Queensland is to come experience it for yourself.”

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Global leaders in road pricing to speak at NeTC 2018 Worldwide on CAVs and toll-road trials

Global leaders in road pricing to speak at NeTC 2018 Worldwide on CAVs and toll-road trials, and the importance of interoperability from a real-world project in Ireland.

Melbourne, 14 May 2018 – National electronic Tolling and Charging Conference (NeTC2018), hosted by ITS Australia will return to Melbourne, 6-7 June 2018 with presentations from the tolling industry including Charles Griplas, Managing Director, Connect East, and Jonathan Coulson, VITRONIC Machine Vision Australia, generating discussion around road-user charging, data flows for commercial tolling, and opportunities to deliver solutions for customers.

  • NeTC 2018 is organised and hosted by ITS Australia and presented by the tolling industry, for the tolling and road technology industry.
  • A must-attend conference for Australian and global tolling industry executives to openly and freely discuss industry issues.

Australia is a world leader in tolling and has undertaken considerable work on new models of transport pricing across the road network. The business opportunities are impossible to predict, but demand for infrastructure and software to support a likely growth in demand for trips creates opportunities for business as well as for government.

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ITS Australia announces Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Research Project

ITS Australia announces Mobility as a Service Research Project

Melbourne 21 March 2018 Intelligent Transport Systems Australia (ITS Australia), the peak body for the intelligent transport systems industry in Australia, together with the iMOVE CRC, has today announced a project to better understand what Mobility as a Service means for Australia and, importantly, what Australians think.

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is the integration of multiple modes of transport into a single, inter-modal travel service, accessible on demand. The fundamental point of MaaS is to put the users at the centre of transport and mobility options, with accurate and real-time information about modes, routes, and service availability, including public transport, ride-sharing, bikes, and walking and parking, helping travellers get to where they want to go more easily. A full MaaS ecosystem can offer people real choice and improve mobility outcomes for them as individuals all based on their individual needs, handling everything from accessibility needs, special requests and payments.

Read the media release here

Go to iMove CRC for more information here

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Infrastructure Victoria investigation into the state’s infrastructure needs to prepare for zero emission and automated vehicles.

ITS Australia has today written to Infrastructure Australia in response to a request for automated and zero emission vehicle infrastructure advice.  To read the response please follow this link  Automated and zero emission vehicle infrastructure_ITSA Submission2018

From Infrastructure Victoria:

Infrastructure Victoria is leading a groundbreaking new report on how the state can best prepare for the vehicles of the future, using an evidence-based approach to form clear and practical recommendations.

The Victorian Government has asked Infrastructure Victoria to consult with industry and stakeholders and to conduct research and analysis into what infrastructure the state needs to enable automated (self-driving) vehicles and zero emission vehicles. Infrastructure Victoria has also been asked to deliver advice on the potential timing and implications of these infrastructure changes.

Infrastructure Australia has met with a range of stakeholders with expertise in automated and zero emission vehicles, and these discussions will continue throughout 2018.  They have also conducted an initial review of the industry, academic and policy reports and, combined with what they have heard, identified an initial list of the target outcomes that Victoria could seek to achieve through the introduction of these vehicles. These outcomes for the state will assist in assessing the recommendations to make sure they are in the best interests of Victoria.

Target outcomes for the state that automated and zero emission vehicles could contribute to achieving in Victoria

  • Improve safety and public health
  • Improve transport system performance and accessibility
  • Improve mobility options
  • Improve access to jobs and services
  • Enable optimal land use
  • Decrease carbon emissions
  • Decrease air and noise pollution
  • Improve reliability and sustainability of energy systems
  • Support the productivity and growth of the Victorian economy

 

 

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National transformation of the Australian spatial sector in full swing

The 2026Agenda is pleased to announce five new members to its Leadership Group. The addition of these members creates a new, diverse and powerful leadership group, directly supporting initiative F4 – promote and develop innovative leadership across all sectors.

Dr Peter Woodgate, co-Chair 2026Agenda, said he was pleased to have garnered such heavy hitters for the leadership group.

“A big part of the 2026Agenda surrounds communicating the breadth and wealth spatial science brings to other industries. During the consultation process, it was acknowledged that our industry can do much more to communicate our and must reach out more,” he said. “Spatial touches on most areas of the economy, especially as technologies advance,” Peter said, “bringing together some of the key leaders from priority growth sectors to help guide and support the 2026Agenda was a must. We are so pleased with the contribution our new members have already made.”

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Solid leadership continues as Vice President is elected as President at ITS Australia

Following six years of leadership by Brian Negus as President, ITS Australia has today announced its new President and Board of Directors.

ITS Australia Board Members and Susan Harris, CEO ITS Australia

From today the Board of Directors will be led by Mr Dean Zabrieszach as President, ably supported by Mr Dennis Walsh as Vice President, and Directors, all of whom bring with them a wealth of knowledge from a variety of transport industry backgrounds.

ITS Australia congratulated new and re-elected Board members:

Mr Dale Andrea – VicRoads

Mr Chen Cai – Data61/CSIRO

Mr James Hurnall – Federal Chambers of Automotive Industries

Mr Mark Jackman – Robert Bosch Australia

Mr Jeff McCarthy – Roads and Maritime Services

Mr Brian Negus – RACV

Mr Dean Zabrieszach – HMI Technologies

 

They join ongoing members of the Board:

Mr Bill Advic – Eastlink

Mr Gino Dompetrio – Jacobs Group

Mr Chris Koniditsiotis – Transport Certification Australia Limited

Mr Jeremy Nassau – Transurban

Mr Soren Tellegen – Kapsch (TrafficCom in Australia/New Zealand)

Mr Dirk Van de Meerssche – Cubic

Mr Dennis Walsh – Department of Transport and Main Roads

Mr Michael Watts – Transmax

 

Please read the full release here

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ITS Australia recognises industry stand-outs – congratulations to the winners and nominations

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Australia tonight celebrated the achievements of the nation’s most innovative and advanced transport technologies and the organisations and individuals involved.

Held at the Art’s Centre, Melbourne, and attended by The Hon Ben Carroll MP, Minister for Industry and Employment, the National Awards recognise professional ITS expertise and raise awareness across all levels of government and community about the benefits of ITS technology to cities and communities, the economy, environment, transportation and everyday lives.

Now in their 8th year, and reflecting the growing influence of ITS across transport technology decision making, ITS Australia received a record number of nominations from a wide variety of organisations for this year’s awards.

Read more ITS Australia National Awards Winners 2017

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ITS Australia adds new strength to all-female team

Melbourne, 17 November, 2017 – ITS Australia has expanded its numbers and welcomes two new staff to the team.

Joining the Intelligent Transport Systems industry association to the newly created role of Policy Manager is Stacey Ryan. Kathryn Belton joins as Communications Manager.

These welcome additions to the unusually all-female technology organisation are in response to the incredibly positive success of the ITS World Congress 2016, hosted by ITS Australia in Melbourne.  The success of the event has placed Australia on the global map as a leader in ITS technology, particularly in the fields of our regulatory frameworks and successful deployments of technology.

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Lauchlan McIntosh AM recognised for his outstanding contribution to the Australian Intelligent Transport Systems industry

Media Release
Melbourne 24 October 2017 – ITS Australia President Brian Negus announces that Lauchlan McIntosh, Member of the Order of Australia (AM), has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to improving the safety and mobility of the community.

Mr McIntosh will receive the 2017 Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award at the ITS Australia National Awards, The Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne, 23 November 2017.
The Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award is an industry nominated award, named after Dr Max Lay AM, a globally recognised pioneer and leader in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). Read More

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Smart City focus to include transport technology

A collaborative of over 380 transport sector organisations, including ITS Australia, have recommended to the Federal Government that transport be a key factor in the National Cities Performance Framework (NCPF). Read more

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