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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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ITS Australia supports funding proposal for industry research

ITS Australia is a consortium member of iMOVE CRC and supports its submission to the Federal Government’s Cooperative Research Centre program. Click for Media Release

Led by Ian Christensen, iMOVE CRC is one of seven shortlisted applicants established to solve industry identified challenges through outcome-focused collaborative research partnerships.

The iMOVE CRC program will tackle growing challenges to the efficient movement of people and freight, by exploiting research and data. It will address and develop solutions to intelligent transport systems and infrastructure, end-to-end freight solutions and enhanced personal mobility.

The final CRC outcomes are expected in early 2017 with funding to commence by mid-year.  For more, visit www.imovecrc.com

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Australian Intelligent Transport Systems industry well placed to benefit from World Congress

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Australian Intelligent Transport Systems industry well placed to benefit from World Congress

Melbourne, 25 October 2016 – It is estimated the recent 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, benefited the Melbourne economy by $25 million.
With 11,496 registered delegates, the 2016 ITS World Congress is the largest international association conference held in Australia this year and the second largest international association conference ever held in Melbourne.
Representatives from 73 countries heard from 663 speakers in 236 sessions. Delegates booked 659 technical tours at 17 traffic and transport centres. Read more

 

 

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Australian ITS industry celebrating success, winning Awards and making centuries at the MCG

Australian ITS industry celebrating success, winning Awards and making centuries at the MCG

ITS Australia members have shown that outstanding team players, inspiring individuals, passionate leaders and winners are not only found on the hallowed turf of the world’s most iconic sporting arena, the MCG.

Tonight, more than 270 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) professionals have recognised their peers for their outstanding contributions to the industry and community at the 2016 ITS Australia National Awards. Click here to Download Media Release

 

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A World first demonstration of C-ITS in Melbourne

Media Release 23 September 2016

A World first demonstration of C-ITS in Melbourne

Melbourne is to host a world first demonstration of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) during the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, 10-14 October.

For the first time, multiple devices from multiple suppliers will come together to talk to live traffic signals on a major street in the heart of Melbourne, to showcase interoperability of V2V and V2X at live intersections.

Previous trials have included single or proprietary systems but the Melbourne demonstrations include technology from six different suppliers, each communicating with traffic signals operating on a live road. Read More 

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ITS Australia submission to ACMA

ITS Australia submission to ACMA

ITS Australia is pleased to endorse ACMA’s proposed regulatory measures for the introduction of C-ITS in Australia.  A copy of submission is attached.  The adoption of these proposed regulatory measures will support the widespread deployment of C-ITS in Australia.  This will pave the way for way for mainstream deployment of this technology across our vehicles and transport infrastructure bringing associated safety, efficiency and suitability benefits to our transport network and vulnerable road users.  Click to view submission

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