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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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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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