Category: Industry News


High-tech sensors successfully monitor traffic in Australia

Published in Traffic Technology International August/September 2014

In late 2013, VicRoads, the state of Victoria’s DOT, teamed up with Laser Technology Australia (LTA) to launch technology test site on Melbourne’s M80 ring road.  Read Full Article

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Australia expands real-time traffic network

In one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest service rollouts, Australia’s RDS-TMC (Radio Data System – Traffic Message Channel) network coverage footprint will be expanded by more than 80% and its real-time traffic service will be available to more than 17.5 million Australian motorists following the deployment.

Read Full article in Traffic Technology Today (11 Sept 2014)


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Thinking Podcast at the Detroit ITS World Congress

Thinking Podcast at the Detroit ITS World Congress





There’s so much going on at next week’s ITS World Congress that you can’t keep up with everything. That’s why Thinking Highways are sending an army of reporters to Detroit to bring you daily Thinking Aloud podcasts from the event, hearing from thought-leaders, keynote speakers and innovative exhibitors. H3B Media’s Head of Broadcast Paul Hutton will present the programmes with contributions from Kevin Borras, Jason Barnes, Bob McQueen and Shelley Row. New programmes will be online Monday-to-Thursday evenings next week and whether you’re at the event or listening here in Australia, you’ll be kept in the know.

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ANCAP safety ratings now easier for consumers

ANCAP is making it easier for consumers to identify the requirements against which each car has been
tested through the addition of a datestamp component to its ANCAP safety rating logos.

In order to provide consumers with the safest cars possible and encourage continuous improvement in vehicle safety design, ANCAP is continuing to raise the bar for each of its safety star ratings year by year.

Read Full Media Release ANCAP MEDIA RELEASE – ANCAP safety ratings now easier for consumers @ 1 Sept 14

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ITS and Smart Cities 2014 – call for abstracts


ITS and Smart Cities 2014

19-22 November 2014

University of Patras Conference and Cultural Center

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Deadline:  September 19, 2014

The University of Patras, Department of Civil Engineering, in cooperation with ITS Hellas-Hellenic Intelligent Transport Systems are organising the ITS 2014 Conference.

Intelligent Transportation Systems are making fundamental contributions to the advanced design and development of safe transportation systems, transportation infrastructure, networks, and vehicles.  Within the framework of Smart Cities and Regions, the Conference is an opportunity for industry, public organizations, local government and authorities, universities, researchers, consultants, constructors, and independent professionals to exchange views on arising problems and solutions.

ITS 2014 Topics

•   Smart green cities and communities;

•   Smart regions;

•   Intelligent travel and green tourism;

•   Intelligent energy and public/private management;

•   Smart data management;

•   Intelligent Hubs and ports;

•   Smart cargo and logistics;

•   Intelligent transport & traffic information and infomobility;

•   Intelligent traffic management and control;

•   Vehicle navigation;

•   Intelligent safety and security;

  • Cooperative systems;

•   Intelligent fleet management;

•   Intelligent vehicle and human-vehicle interaction.



Contributions to ITS 2014 will include:

–  Scientific papers, up to 6000 words, for independent review by 3 referees.

–  Technical presentations, up to 3000 words, on problems, solutions, evaluation of new

technologies, project results for evaluation on the basis of an extended abstract.


If interested in participating in the ITS 2014 Conference, please send your contribution to Prof. Y. Stephanedes, Scientific Committee Chair, at [email protected].  Deadline:  September 19, 2014. After the expiration of this deadline abstracts cannot be included in the proceedings but can be considered for presentation.

All scientific papers and selected presentations will be included in “Proceedings ITS 2014”.  Conference languages:  English, Greek.


The “ITS 2014 Student Paper Award” will be awarded to the best student scientific paper.

Additional information will be at the conference site and at:


Transportation and Traffic Unit

Department of Civil Engineering

School of Engineering

University of Patras

Rio, Patra, 26500 Greece

Tel. +30 2610 997 647, Fax +30 2610 997 572

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How well do you really Drive?

August 25, 2014, Adam Courtenay

An ingenious, formula one inspired device can confirm whether or not you’re a hoon.

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V2V requirement in U.S. would mean a major windfall for small tech firm

V2V requirement in U.S. would mean a major windfall for small tech firm 

The U.S. DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently proposed new rules and research touting the benefits of vehicle-to-vehicle technology, and Australia-based Cohda Wireless is among the companies that provide the technology that will be standard on all U.S. vehicles. The technology gauges the speed and movement of surrounding cars and alerts drivers if a collision is probable, and it is being tested in the U.S. in large-scale trials. Read More Cohda news article: Click here

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Calling Tenders – Supply and Delivery of Electronic Speed Limit Signs (School Zone Signage)

Main Roads WA is currently calling tenders for the supply and delivery of approximately 5000 Electronic Speed Limit Signs over a period of up to 6 years.

Click here for the advertisement

Please note the closing date of : 2:30pm (WST)  01st October 2014

As detailed in the Tender we are holding a non-mandatory briefing session at Mount Lawley on the 2nd September 2014 between 08:30am and 12noon. Attendance at this session should be confirmed by no later than Thursday 28th August 2014 by contacting Amanda Phelan at [email protected] or (08) 9265 5210. We intend to share the presentations and provide any feedback from the Q&A to all tenderers.

Details for Mount Lawley Golf Club are as follows :-

Mount Lawley Golf Club
1 Walter Road West
Inglewood WA 6052
(08) 9271 9622
Link: <,+Inglewood,+Western+Australia&aq=0&oq=mount+lawl&sll=-31.968884,115.931338&sspn=1.414327,2.425232&vpsrc=6&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=&ll=-31.913993,115.870314&spn=0.022112,0.037894&t=m&z=15&iwloc=A&cid=11947269913684141059>

All further correspondence/communications should be as outlined within the tender documents

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EROAD lists on NZX Main Board

Media Release: EROAD lists on the NZX Main Board

15 August 2014 Shares in leading New Zealand transport and technology services company,
EROAD, began trading on the NZX Main Board today following the successful IPO that raised
$46 million through the sale of new and existing shares.
EROAD shares had been issued at $3.00, valuing the company at a market capitalisation of
$180 million.

The IPO comprised $40 million of new capital and a secondary offer of $6.1 million. The
majority of the capital raised will be used to fund and accelerate the company’s North American
growth strategy.

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Notice and NHTSA report outline promise of cutting-edge technology

U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Begin Implementation of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Technology

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) and a supporting comprehensive research report on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology. The report will include analysis of the Department’s research findings in several key areas including technical feasibility, privacy and security, and preliminary estimates on costs and safety benefits, while the ANPRM seeks public input on these findings to support the Department’s regulatory work to eventually require V2V devices in new light vehicles.


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