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Call for Papers is officially open – Submit your entry for the 23rd ITS World Congress 2016

Call for Papers is officially open – Submit your entry for the 23rd ITS World Congress 2016

The call for papers for the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems 2016 is officially open. With the Congress theme set to explore “Enhancing Liveable Cities and Communities”, the deadline for submission closes January 13, 2016.
Along with the overarching theme, sub themes of the Congress are:

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF BIG OPEN DATA Collection, transmission, and analytics including crowd sourced and V2X data. Privacy and inter-agency issues. Evolution from sparse infrastructure based sensor to ubiquitous vehicle based sensing and real-time predictive traveller information.

SMART CITIES AND NEW URBAN MOBILITY User experience, quality of travel, connectivity and traveller information, future traffic management. Changing models for vehicle use sharing and ownership. Seamless mobility and public transport. Rural areas.

VEHICLE AND NETWORK SAFETY Interventional systems for connected vehicles. Smart, safe infrastructure and support for augmented or automatic vehicles.

COOPERATIVE AND AUTOMATED VEHICLES Increasing augmentation of human driver capabilities. Convergence of sensing, communications and automatic control. Infrastructure requirements for an increasingly automated fleet.

MOBILE APPLICATIONS Seamless connectivity and convergence of mobile devices and transport platforms. Traveller information, payment, ticketing, crowd sourcing, incentivisation, gamification.

FUTURE FREIGHT Efficiency of the freight task, automated freight and logistics. Differentiated quality of service and last mile efficiency. Multi modal approaches and interfaces.

POLICY, STANDARDS AND HARMONIZATION Supportive technology and regulatory frameworks for accelerated deployment and benefit harvesting


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ITS Australia Announces New Board ahead of World Congress 2016

November 30 2015
Media Release (download PDF)

ITS Australia Announces New Board ahead of World Congress 2016

ITS Australia has announced their new Board, in time for the ITS World Congress, to be held in Melbourne next October 2016.
Announcing the new and returning elects at the annual general meeting held last week in Sydney, ITS Australia congratulates the existing Board members that have been re-elected, including:

  • Mr John Hawkins – Visionstream
  • Mr Dean Zabrieszach – HMI Technologies
  • Mr James Hurnall – Federal Chamber of Automative Industries
  • Mr Andrew Mehaffey – Roads and Maritime Services
  • Mr Brian Negus – RACV
  • Mr Dale Andrea – Vic Roads
  • Mr Rob Fitzpatrick – Data61ITS Australia also welcomes two new board members that have been newly elected:
  • Mr Dennis Walsh – Transport and Main Roads
  • Mr Mark Jackman – Bosch Australia

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Intelligent Transport Systems take centre stage at Sydney Opera House

19 November 2015 
Media Release
Intelligent Transport Systems take centre stage at Sydney Opera House
Australia has solidified its name as one of the world’s leading hubs of intelligent transport technologies, recognising the country’s most advanced businesses and individuals as part of the ITS Australian National Awards held last night.

Hosted at the iconic Sydney Opera House, the ITS Australia National Awards recognise the expertise and contribution of private, government and research bodies towards the future of global ITS, with last night’s event highlighting how far Australia has come in this space.
Taking out the evening’s most prestigious accolade, Andrew Garrett was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for his service to transport in Australia over the past four decades. Garrett, who has been active in the ITS community in Australia and overseas, as well as a serving as an ITS Australia board member at various stages across the past 25 years, is primarily known for his invention of the first defined “school zones” and for a number of other systems including the first dynamically variable speed limits introduced into Australia in the 1990’s.  Read more 

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ITS Australia National Awards shortlist announced

Media Release (Nov 2015)

Government, Academia and Young professionals recognised in this year’s ITS Australia National Awards shortlist

A celebration of excellence in intelligent transport technologies, in its sixth year, the ITS Australia National Awards is a major initiative of private, government and research bodies which recognise the expertise and contribution of Australian technologies to the future of global ITS. Expecting approximately 150 prominent industry professionals to gather at the spectacular Sydney Opera House with the iconic harbour foreshore offering a picturesque backdrop, this year’s awards and Gala dinner is the calendar event to look forward to. Keynote speaker for the event, Mr Tim Reardon, Secretary Transport for the New South Wales Government will highlight the digital transport advancements in NSW.  Read more

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Cohda Wireless and ITS Australia put on a performance for Australian Deputy Prime Minister, The Hon. Warren Truss

Cohda Wireless and ITS Australia put on a performance for Australian Deputy Prime Minister, The Hon. Warren Truss

October 2015

Day one kicked off yesterday; with ITS Australia co-exhibitor Cohda Wireless unveiling their game changing technology in V2X connected car systems for the first time globally.
A new technology creating immediate value for early adopters, V2X-Radar is a revolutionary product that enables connected vehicles to interact with other vehicles (V2V) or with roadside infrastructure (V2I).  Read more


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ITS Radio Interview Susan Harris, CEO

ITS Radio Interview with Susan Harris CEO ITS Australia at the World Congress in Bordeaux 2015.
Listen to the interview 9 October 2015



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NeTC 2016 – Call for Abstracts now open

The NeTC 2016 Program Committee invite you to submit abstracts for consideration for oral presentation at the National electronic Tolling Conference to be held in Brisbane on 25-26 May 2016.

For a list of topics, guidelines and Abstract Submission Form go to
Deadline: 23 November 2015

The NeTC Conference is hosted annually by ITS Australia to support the development of the industry, and is run by industry for industry. It has grown over 11 years to become a must-attend event for tolling executives for networking and business development opportunities.

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ITS Australia takes a leading delegation to Bordeaux ahead of the 2015 ITS World Congress

Media Release – September 2015 (DOWNLOAD PDF VERSION)

ITS Australia takes a leading delegation to Bordeaux ahead of the

2015 ITS World Congress

With some of the world’s global leaders in transport technology set to descend on Bordeaux in October for the 22nd Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress, ITS Australia is taking with them their own delegation of headline acts.

Led by Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister, The Hon Warren Truss, Australia’s delegation includes the Australian Ambassador to France, Stephen Brady, the Victorian Agent General to Europe and the UK, Geoffrey Conaghan and chief executive representation from key national and state transport agencies.

Taking place from 5 – 9 October 2015, ITS Australia will be heading to Bordeaux to showcase the best the country has to offer, and still riding the high of Melbourne being named the World’s Most Liveable City for the fifth year running.  In addition, participating in Bordeaux will give Australians the opportunity to be recognised on a global stage amongst international counterparts at over 60 sessions.

The significance of Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister leading the delegation has not gone unnoticed by ITS Australia CEO, Susan Harris.

“The visit to Bordeaux for the 2015 World Congress will be instrumental in positioning Australia as an integral player in the transport technology space, and creating an appetite for people to visit Australia when the Congress arrives in Melbourne in the following year,” Ms Harris said.

“The Deputy Prime Minister will set the scene for the Australian delegation on the Monday, participating in high level discussions at the Ministerial Roundtable along Mr Alain Vidalies, French Secretary of State of Transport, and other international transport leaders.

“Australia has long been leading the charge with transport technologies, and to be accompanied by the Deputy Prime Minister to further promote our performance in this sector is hugely important for us as an organisation, and for the future of the industry in Australia,” Ms Harris adds.

To fully leverage the  Deputy Ministers’ attendance, ITS Australia have planned a number of activities over the four day event, including a toast to the event’s three co-hosts, ERTICO, ITS America and ITS Asia Pacific at the Asia Pacific lounge, co-hosted alongside the ITS Australia stand.

The ITS Australia  stand also includes networking drinks on Wednesday 7 at 3:30pm where delegates will get the opportunity to sample Australian wines and compare them to those of the Bordeaux region, which will be a fantastic opportunity for networking between key partners and an International contingent.

Sure to attract an International crowd of visitors, ITS Australia will be co-exhibiting with Cohda Wireless, Intelematics Australia and National ICT Australia (NICTA) on stand A38.


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August 2015 eNewsletter

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ITS Australia Awards 2015 – Call for Nominations are now open

A celebration of excellence in intelligent transport systems, nominations are now open for the 6th annual ITS Australian National Awards, to be held at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday 18 November.

A major initiative of ITS Australia, the awards program has been established to recognise professional ITS expertise across the country and to help highlight the contribution impact of ITS technologies on the everyday travellers’ journey.

Speaking recently of the Awards, Susan Harris, Chief Executive Officer of ITS Australia said “representing industry, government and research in the intelligent transport system space, the ITS Australia Awards is a great night that celebrates and recognises Australian organisations as leaders of ITS technologies, products and services. Read more

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