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Highway Engineering Australia magazine – February 2017

The strength of the intelligent transport systems industry in Australia is there for all to see in the latest issue of Highway Engineering Australia, February 2017 magazine.

Australia’s favourite ITS publication continues to support the industry with a dedicated 8 page special feature focused on transport technology and transformational initiatives. Read more

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TCA introduces new application of the national telematics framework for heavy vehicle road use charging

Transport Certification Australia (TCA), the national government administrator of the telematics and related intelligent technologies, today announced that it has worked with Main Roads Western Australia (MRWA) to implement a new road charging solution, which represents a further application of the National Telematics Framework and as such utilises the investments made by both governments and industry in the telematics space.

Representing a first for Australia, this new application leverages the use of certified telematics to monitor heavy vehicle road use so that road and transport agencies determine road use for charging purposes. Read more

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South Australia driving autonomous technology with $5.6m for driverless shuttles and cargo pods

Transfers between Adelaide Airport’s terminal and long-term carpark are set to go driverless with the $2.8 million trial of a driverless shuttle.
It’s one of seven projects to claim a share of the State Government’s $10 million Future Mobility Lab Fund to drive local development of autonomous vehicle technology. Read more

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QMIC Signs an International Technology Partnership with Cohda Wireless on Connected and Automated Vehicles during the QITCOM Event

The Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC) located at the Qatar Science & Technology Park and Cohda Wireless, headquartered in Adelaide, Australia, announced the signing of a technology collaboration agreement in support of deploying connected & automated vehicle systems in Qatar. The agreement was signed at the QMIC booth at QITCOM exhibition. The event was attended by executives from both entities and invited guests. Read more

 

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Low Carbon Mobility for Future Cities: Principles and Applications

Urban transport efficiency and environmental sustainability present big challenges for city leaders and policy think tanks. As the share of the world’s population living in cities grows to nearly 70% between now and 2050, energy consumption for urban transport is forecast to double, and there will be tremendous strain on the built environment and infrastructure for transport, electricity and communications.

This book presents a cohesive work on the policy principles and practical applications to drive urban mobility services in tomorrow’s smart cities. Read more

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New Zealand to participate in Australasian satellite technology test-bed

New Zealand will join Australia in a world-leading satellite technology test-bed, Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced in Queenstown today.

The New Zealand and Australian Governments will be partners in a two-year trial of Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS), and an associated programme of trials. Read more

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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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