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$55 million federal grant for ten-year intelligent transport R&D centre will deliver better transport systems for Australia

More productive and safer transport systems country-wide are an important step closer with today’s announcement that the federal government is supporting a new intelligent transport cooperative research centre (iMOVE CRC) with a $55 million R&D grant.

The iMOVE CRC has been in development for over 18 months and is strongly supported by industry, technology innovators, state road authorities, federal and state government departments and industry associations. These partners are complemented by Australia’s best research talent in fields relating to the development of intelligent transport systems. Read more

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$151.5m for four CRCs to address key industry issues

A range of Australian industries, from food and transport logistics to farming and honey bees, will benefit from a $151.5 million investment by the government in four new Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs), which will deliver practical solutions to problems and produce tangible outcomes.

The iMove CRC, which will receive $55 million over 10 years, will explore digital and evolving vehicle technologies to help traffic to flow more smoothly. This will result in reduced congestion, fuel use and emissions and improved national productivity and competitiveness. Read more

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International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17 to Boost Collaboration in Intelligent Transport and Smart Cities

With driverless vehicles and drones poised for mass adoption, the International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17 in Sydney in April provides a forum for government, industry and start-ups to collaborate and become players in the emerging global Smart Cities industry.

“Mobility as a Service is transforming our cities and the spatial industry and technology start-ups are key parts of that,” says Susan Harris, CEO of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Australia.

Ms Harris – the keynote speaker for the Digital Earth & Locate17 conference’s Intelligent Transport stream – will outline the latest global developments and the pathways for Australia to leverage connected and automated vehicles, big data and positioning technologies. Read more

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Public Hearings on driverless vehicles rev up

The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development will address the Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation Science and Resources as hearings into its inquiry into driverless vehicles commence.
Committee Chair, Michelle Landry MP, said the Committee was looking forward to taking evidence on how driverless vehicles have the potential to improve many aspects of life for all Australians. Read more

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The NAVYA arrives in Airports

On Thursday 26th January, the NAVYA ARMA comes into service at the Christchurch Airport. During the opening ceremony, the keys partners, HMI Technologies and Christchurch International Airport Limited, presented the self-driving shuttle to the Press and explain the purpose of the trial. The event is the start of New Zealand’s first on-road research trial of driverless vehicle technology.

The key partners in the trials are New Zealand’s leading intelligent transport system (ITS) provider, HMI Technologies, and Christchurch International Airport Limited. The trials are carried out at Christchurch Airport, initially in a closed area of road available on the airport campus. Trials are expected on public roads, under controlled arrangements.

This trial has been welcomed by Simon Bridges, transport minister of New Zealand, who declared “Our supportive regulation around testing autonomous vehicles, enabling new technology to be tested while protecting public safety, has helped make this trial possible. Autonomous vehicles are an important part of the future of transport and offer potential safety, efficiency and environmental benefits”.

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Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia (SAE-A) Appoints a New Chief Executive Officer

The SAE-A has appointed Andrew George as its interim CEO to replace Dale Gilson, who resigned from the position in December 2016.
Andrew George is not new to the SAE-A. He has been an active member of the Society for more than 25 years, most recently serving as the Director for Divisions and Membership Development, which also included the Senior Vice President role. Andrew has also served in various roles such as Victoria Division publications editor and Victoria Division Vice Chairman. Read more

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Call for Papers – IRF World Road Meeting 2017

The International Road Federation (IRF), together with IRF India, is putting out this Call for Papers to invite authors to submit abstracts for presentation at the World Road Meeting (WRM) in 2017.

This call for papers is for the conference that is being organized as part of the WRM – 2017. The theme for WRM – 2017 is “Safe Roads and Smart Mobility: The Engines of Economic Growth.” Read more

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International driverless car company to set up office in Adelaide

A leading international driverless car supplier will open its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Adelaide, with future plans to develop an assembly facility in South Australia.

RDM Group – which is working on delivering the United Kingdom’s first driverless vehicles for use on public pavements, streets and private land – is set to open an office at Flinders University’s Tonsley campus. Read more

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EROAD appoints Norm Ellis President of EROAD North America

Transport technology service provider EROAD (NZX:ERD) has appointed Norm Ellis to the position of President, EROAD North America, effective today. He will report to EROAD CEO Steven Newman.
Mr Ellis will lead the North American senior management team as the business gears up to meet the opportunity created by the new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations. Read more

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Cubic Executive Appointed to ITS Australia Board of Directors

Cubic Transportation Systems to support advancements in the regional transportation industry with new appointment

SAN DIEGO – January 10, 2017 – Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a business unit of Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB), today announced that Dirk Van de Meerssche, sales and marketing director of intelligent transport systems and tolling for Asia Pacific at CTS, has been appointed to the board of directors for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Australia Read more

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