Category: ITS Australia News


ITS World Congress, Melbourne – Australia’s largest international association conference of 2016 just got bigger

Melbourne, 15 May 2017 – The economic benefit of the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, in Melbourne, is now estimated to be $46.6 million – nearly twice the initial projection.

The increase is attributed to the higher than anticipated attendance figures. More than 11,500 Australian and international delegates participated – that’s 4,500 registrations more than the target figure of 7,000. The high volume of visitors had a positive impact on the local economy with benefits felt, in particular, across hotels, transport companies, restaurants and places of interest. Read more

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Converging smarter technologies the focus for NeTC – Asia Pacific’s premier road tolling forum

ITS Australia, host of the National electronic Tolling Conference (NeTC), has confirmed New South Wales Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavey will participate at this year’s event.

Minister Pavey will make an official address at the NeTC Conference Dinner, in Sydney, attended by Australian and international leaders from the intelligent transport systems industry. Read more

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Transport centres open their doors for NeTC 2017

Delegates attending NeTC 2017 will be provided special access to two of Sydney’s most significant transport centres.

Hosted by ITS Australia, the National electronic Tolling Conference (NeTC) is Asia Pacific’s premier tolling forum. Held 23-25 May, in Sydney, the event will attract industry professionals, for presentations and networking functions. Themed Converging Smarter Tolling Technologies, NeTC 2017 is supported by Cubic Transportation Systems, Transurban, Kapsch, Q-Free and Roads and Maritime Services. Read More

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Federal Government investment in transport research centre a sign of Australia’s continuing ITS capability

Australia’s position as a global leader in transport technology just got stronger.

The Federal Government has today awarded iMOVE CRC, a new intelligent transport cooperative research centre, a $55 million grant for a ten year research and development project.
The funding was announced by Senator Arthur Sinodinos, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, following an 18 month consultation and bidding process. Read more

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Smart Transport for Australia – identifying opportunities for Australia’s transport technology industry

Released today, the ITS Australia Smart Transport for Australia Report is a review of the nation’s smart transport technology industry, identifying future opportunities for safer, more efficient and sustainable transport.

The Report leverages off last year’s hugely successful Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress in Melbourne, attended by more than 11,500 delegates from 73 countries. The Congress benefited the economy by $25 million and connected Australian governments, businesses, researchers and start-ups with international organisations. Read more

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23rd Intelligent Transport Systems Post Congress Report now available

The Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Post Congress Report has today been released.

The Report captures the key messages and moments of the highly successful 23rd World Congress on ITS in Melbourne, October 2016, and provides valuable insights for the industry going forward. It has been compiled by a team of dedicated on-site rapporteurs, attending over 220 Sessions, including more than 650 speakers and 450 presented papers. The rapporteurs are industry professionals with in-depth knowledge of their specialist field and in addition to key content, they provided observations and insights while capturing the essence of the Congress Read more

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Australian transport industry keeps road user charging top of the agenda for 2017

With the Federal Government considering the potential benefits and impacts of road user charging, the 2017 National electronic Tolling Committee (NeTC) Forum couldn’t be better timed.
Registrations are now open and the Program released for Asia Pacific’s premier annual tolling event. Hosted by ITS Australia in Sydney, 23-25 May, 120 Australian and international speakers and participants are expected to attend. Read more

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ITS Australia supports Melbourne’s world first ‘urban laboratory’

ITS Australia has welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement of a unique hi-tech transport project for Melbourne.
Minister for Roads and Road Safety and Minister for Ports, Luke Donnellan today announced that the world first test bed will utilise thousands of sensors and wireless units fitted to roads to provide unprecedented insight into how to manage transport systems and road networks in a more efficient way. Read more

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New ITS Australia Board well positioned to build on Congress success

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New ITS Australia Board in strong position to build on Congress success Melbourne, 1 December 2016

The new ITS Australia Board of Directors has been announced following the successful hosting of the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems. In October, nearly 11,500 delegates from 73 counties attended the largest international association conference in Australia this year, bringing $25 million to the Australian economy. Read more

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ITS industry invited to have its say on smarter tolling technologies

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ITS industry invited to have its say on smarter tolling technologies

Melbourne, 10 November 2016 – Opening last month’s World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, Transurban CEO Scott Charlton said ‘over the next five years, industry and government will have to prepare for the biggest transformation of the transport sector since Henry Ford’s Model T rolled off his assembly line. We are at the tipping point for redefining mobility for future generations’.

The 2017 National electronic Tolling Forum (NeTC), Converging Smarter Tolling Technologies will address the challenges and opportunities faced by the tolling industry and their impact on business and personal mobility.

ITS Australia, hosts of the 2016 ITS World Congress and the NeTC Forum, is inviting the ITS and transport industries to submit abstracts for consideration by the Program Committee, ahead of the 23-25 May 2017 meeting in Sydney. Read more

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