Category: ITS Australia News


ITS Australia to tackle tolling technology at Brisbane Forum

Thursday 14 April

With the much debated user-pays system still at the top of the news agenda, the National
electronic Tolling Conference (NeTC) Forum is the perfect platform for local and international
industry experts to come together and showcase solutions for the Australian market.
Hosted annually by ITS Australia and with major sponsors Kapsch and Cubic, this mustattend
event will be held over two days in Brisbane from 25 – 26 May at the Stamford Plaza.

More than 120 ITS professionals will attend and hear from speakers on a range of subjects
including the latest road infrastructure projects and technologies from Australia, Asia, Europe
and US.

The Forum theme of Smart City Tolling will see the 2016 program focus on smart city
congestion solutions using emerging and connected ITS technologies; with road user and
heavy vehicle charging, customer service and interoperability all being presented. Included
with registration is the Q-Free sponsored NeTC Welcome Reception on Tuesday night, 24
May and Conference Dinner on Wednesday 25th which will provide excellent opportunities
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ITS South Australia Showcase keeps automated vehicles on top of the agenda

Wednesday 6 April

ITS South Australia Showcase keeps automated vehicles on top of the agenda
Following the first driverless car trials in the Southern Hemisphere last November, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) professionals will converge on Adelaide this month to hear the latest in South Australia’s drive for safer, smarter and more efficient cities and services.

Members and non-members of the ITS industry will have the opportunity to hear from an impressive line-up of speakers on urban mobility, vehicle connectivity, automated cars and the growth of mobility as a service.

The evening ITS Showcase event on April 26 will also be an opportunity to network and engage with government, business and individuals. READ MORE



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Honda, TAC headline ITS World Congress as new International drawcards

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 10 March (Download PDF Version)
Honda, TAC headline ITS World Congress as new International drawcards are announced for Melbourne

Today, ITS Australia has announced leading car manufacturer Honda as the latest premier exhibitor to come on board for the 2016 ITS World Congress in Melbourne, 10-14 October.

Honda will join leading experts in mobility as up to 7,000 delegates from around the world come to the world’s most liveable city to discuss leading-edge global mobility solutions, connectivity and the future of transport across road, rail, sea and air.
Leaders in automotive manufacturing and technologies announced

Honda is set to unveil its latest automotive technology at the Congress and take advantage of the opportunity to align itself with some of the world’s most influential developers, manufacturers, authorities and transport visionaries at the event. Read More

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Driverless is the new black – ITS Australia showcases what’s to come in automated vehicle technology

Tuesday 16 February 2016

Drawing more than 200 professionals from intelligent transport systems (ITS) and related disciplines, ITS Australia hosted the first in a series of ITS showcase events, last Thursday in Melbourne. Focusing on automated vehicles and cooperative ITS, the event was setting the stage for what’s to come as Melbourne prepares to host the 23rd ITS World Congress later this year.

Welcoming a number of local and international delegates, keynote speakers from USA, UK and Europe shared insights about global technology that is changing the way we use and develop transport technologies. Read More – Download Media Release

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23rd ITS World Congress Melbourne 2016 – Reminder Call for papers deadline extended




REMINDER – Call for Papers deadline extended for 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

The submission date for papers has been extended from 13 January to 25 January 2016.  The extension applies to Technical, Scientific or Commercial Papers and Special Interest Session proposals.

Topics, guidelines and requirements for all paper and session categories can be found on the website

Calls for papers brochure

Should you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

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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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