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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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Celebrating ITS success – the 2016 ITS Australia National Awards shortlist announced

Celebrating ITS success – the 2016 ITS Australia National Awards shortlist announced
Recognising and celebrating the contribution of recent innovations in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) to Australian society, the 2016 ITS Australia National Awards shortlisted entries have been announced. Now in their 7th year, the ITS Australia National Awards is when the industry comes together to celebrate innovation and congratulate excellence. Read more….

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Melbourne’s intelligent transport systems – a key contributor to a 6th World’s most liveable city title

Media Release 19 August 2016 (download PDF)

Melbourne’s intelligent transport systems – a key contributor to a 6th World’s most liveable city title

Melbourne’s perfect 100 out of 100 score for infrastructure has helped drive Melbourne’s reputation as the world’s most liveable city. The Victorian capital has now been awarded the title for a sixth successive year.

ITS Australia, the peak body for the nation’s Intelligent Transport Systems industry, says it is not surprised at Melbourne’s continued run of form.
“On the whole, Australia is advanced in its development and deployment of intelligent transport systems and their increased applications have seen our integrated transport network become one of the best in the world,” ITS Australia, CEO, Susan Harris said.

“Across the country there are innovations and collaborations resulting in better use of technology, greater data collection and analysis and an appetite for change. From South Australia’s first trial of driverless vehicles in the Southern Hemisphere, to freight priority lanes in New South Wales, ITS is driving more efficient journeys, safer mobility and greater private and public transport choices,” Ms Harris said.  Read More

 

 

 

 

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Diversity Award 2016 – Nominations Open

2016 Award for Best Action for Supporting Diversity in the ITS Workforce

Nominations are now welcome. The closing date for nominations is 31 August 2016

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An Award will be made in connection with the ITS World Congress in Melbourne 2016, for the best action taken to promote the creation of an ITS workforce which reflects the clients and users of the ITS being supplied and managed. Depending on your location and your organisation, this will involve addressing ratios of genders, ethnicities, ages, religious orientations, sexual orientations, etc.

The award is open to any organisation or individual anywhere in the world.

The submissions will be judged by an eminent panel of ITS professionals representing the three regions of the ITS world:

Americas – Martha Morecock Eddy, US and Jeffrey Smart, Canada

Asia Pacific – Grace Ong, Singapore and Kim Thomas, Australia

Europe & Africa – Jonna Pollanen, Finland and Debo Shopade, UK & Nigeria

Please send your idea in the form of a one-page Word document to [email protected] not later than 31 August 2016. The document should include metrics that your organisation has been tracking in terms of its progress in promoting diversity.

Media Release – July 2016
ITS continues to innovate, as Diversity Award is celebrated at upcoming World Congress

Call for nominations for the 2016 Award for Best Action for supporting Diversity in the ITS Workforce Award is now open
The Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) industry is proud to celebrate diversity in the workforce, bringing the Diversity Award to a World Congress for the second successive year.

First introduced in 2015, this year’s ‘2016 Award for Best Action for supporting Diversity in the ITS Workforce’ Award is open to any global organisation which welcomes employees from all backgrounds.

The Award is designed to better reflect the importance of diversity and will be presented during the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, in Melbourne, 10-14 October 2016. Read More

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Australian and international speakers added to the 2016 ITS World Congress program

MEDIA RELEASE July 25  (Download Press Release – PDF Version)

Australian and international speakers added to the 2016 ITS World Congress program

There are now less than three months until the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, Melbourne, 10 -14 October 2016, and the program is shaping up to deliver above and beyond.

Following the recent confirmation of Jack Dangermond, Founder and President of global mapping technology company Esri as a Keynote plenary speaker, the Congress program has adding further expert insight from Australian and international industry professionals across an array of subjects.
One such recent speaker Matthew Cole, President of US based Cubic Transportation Systems.

Upon his appointment as a speaker, Mr Cole said “I’m looking forward to the World Congress to engage in the conversation about how we move the ball forward on the policies and partnering that will allow us to unlock the potential of the industry in the next 10 years.”
Cubic Transportation Systems is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for ITS travel solutions worldwide, famously known for its invention of the Oyster card system, since revolutionising transport through London, one of the world’s busiest cities.

Mr Cole will share a stage in the Mobility as a Service Plenary session with Keynote speaker Jeroen Wiemar, Chief Executive Officer, Public Transport Victoria; Mr Xiaojing Wang, Chair, China ITS Industry Alliance; Richard Harris, Director Communications and Marketing Transportation and Government International Public Sector, Xerox UK and Martin Matthews, Secretary for Transport and Chief Executive, Ministry of Transport, New Zealand. Dean Zabrieszach, Chief Executive, HMI Technologies will moderate the session. Read More

 

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Russell Shields, Chair of Ygomi LLC, confirmed for ITS Australia Big Data Sydney Showcase

Media Release
June 2016

Russell Shields, Chair of Ygomi LLC, confirmed for ITS Australia Big Data Sydney Showcase

ITS Australia is delighted to announce Russell Shields, Chair of Ygomi, will present at this month’s Challenges and Opportunities of Big Data, ITS Showcase, Sydney, 28 June 2016.

The event is hosted by ITS Australia and supported by Data61 and Intelematics.

Local, national and international speakers have been confirmed for the event held at the Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh, with more than 150 intelligent transportation professionals expected to attend. Download Media Release

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Esri Founder and President Jack Dangermond announced as keynote speaker for 2016 ITS World Congress in Melbourne

Esri Founder and President Jack Dangermond announced as keynote speaker for 2016 ITS World Congress in Melbourne 

15 June 2016

Jack Dangermond, Founder and President of Esri – the leader in the global digital mapping industry – has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the 23rd ITS World Congress in Melbourne, 10-14 October.

Mr. Dangermond and his wife Laura founded the company in 1969, with a vision that computer mapping and analysis could help design a better future. Today, this technology serves 350,000 clients around the world, who collectively create more than 150 million maps per day.
Locally, Esri Australia partners with more than 1,000 of the country’s leading government agencies and commercial enterprises, across industries including: federal, state and local government; national security; law enforcement, utilities, transport, resources and petroleum; agribusiness; banking, insurance; and retail – to name just a few.  Download Media Release

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