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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.

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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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LATEST ANCAP SAFETY RATINGS: Nissan Qashqai, Ssangyong Stavic & Mercedes-Benz C-Class

New Qashqai is 5 star but what’s missing?

ANCAP has today awarded two 5 star ANCAP safety ratings. The Nissan Qashqai and Mercedes-Benz
C-Class took out the top prize. At the same time, a 4 star ANCAP safety rating has been released for the
Ssangyong Stavic people mover – a mediocre result for the family-friendly model.
Good performance was seen across both petrol and diesel variants of the Nissan Qashqai enabling it to
achieve the top 5 star ANCAP safety rating. The compact SUV (its previous incarnation known as the
Dualis) scored well across all tests however one key additional life-saving safety technology is a notable
omission. Read More


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ITS Master Plan – Invitation for Written Submissions

ITS Master Plan – Invitation for Written Submissions

We are developing an Intelligent Transport System (ITS) Master Plan as part of our 2020 Strategy, the plan recognises that the ITS industry will play pokies a key role in the future of Western Australia.

We have so far completed consultation with internal stakeholders, our portfolio partners and emergency services.  The draft master plan was presented at the ITS Australia’s Business and Networking Event in Perth on 24th June, where the ITS industry was invited to review and provide feedback on it.

If you are part of the ITS industry and are interested in being involved, further information can be found in the below papers at:

  • Draft Master Plan
  • Submission details – complete a submission by July 25.
  • Discussion Paper February 2014
  • International Trends Focus Paper  February 2014

Or by contacting Kamal Weeratunga on (08) 9323 4348

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Consortium applies to trial autonomous trucks in the Netherlands

Consortium applies to trial autonomous trucks in the Netherlands
Traffic Technology Today.Com 18 June 2014

Under a plan by a group of logistics and technology companies, self-driving or autonomous trucks could begin delivering goods from Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port, to other cities in the Netherlands within five years. The country’s Infrastructure and Environment Minister, Melanie Schultz van Haegen, has already written to the Netherlands Parliament, presenting the plan and seeking to review and update the country’s traffic laws in order to accommodate the large-scale testing of the self-driving technology on public roads. Schultz van Haegen’s letter explains that initial testing would start on computer simulations and the trucks will be tested on a closed track, before ultimately being piloted on public roads. Her letter states that a detailed proposal of where and how the trials will take place will be submitted to parliament after the summer. Spokeswoman for the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, Marianne Wuite, said, “We really want to seek out international partners to see what we can do in this field. There are countless benefits. Self-driving cars need less space and therefore use asphalt more efficiently; they avert traffic jams and reduce accidents. They are also more environmentally friendly.”

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AITPM Victorian Branch – Seminar Invitation Traffic Signal Control

Traffic Control and Coordination – Research,
Practice and Equipment

Time and Date: 4:30pm to 6:30pm, Wednesday 16th July 2014

Location: VicRoads Theatrette, 60 Denmark St, Kew

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Seminar Overview

VicRoads has engaged the School of Mathematical Science, Monash University and Melbourne University to model traffic signal control and urban networks using Cellular Automata. The research tests different SCATS configuration including comparing varying cycle times in congested environments. Joyce Lele Zhang will discuss the findings.

The recent Victorian Auditor-General report, Managing Traffic Congestion (April 2013) stated that VicRoads systematically reviews the efficiency and effectiveness of its operational management of the road system. Trent Robinson will present on Route Reviews which have been completed in 2013/14, the changes and benefits in accordance to SmartRoads guidelines.
The next generation traffic signal controller (VC6) is currently being tested, Bob Lemon, Technical Marketing Manager, Aldridge Traffic Controllers will outline the capabilities of these controllers.


  • Joyce Lele Zhang School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University
  • Trent Robinson Team Leader, Smart Roads Reviews
  • Bob Lemon Technical Marketing Manager, Aldridge Traffic Controllers

This event is free of charge to members and friends of the AITPM.

This event contributes to your Continuing Professional Development requirements,
as required by many professional associations

RSVP to by 5pm Friday 11th July, 2014

Please contact Tony Fitts (0417 517 974) for further information.


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Call for Papers – Special Session on Recent Advances in ITS for Smart Cities

Call for Papers – Special Session  on Recent Advances in ITS for Smart Cities

GIIS 2014 – Global Information Infrastructure and Networking Symposium Cloud Infrastructure
*Technically Sponsored by IEEE Communications Society*

September 15-19, 2014
Montreal, Canada

Important dates

Submission:       July 2, 2014

Notification:        August  2, 2014

Camera Ready: August 25, 2014


This special session focuses on exploring the technical challenges facing the development of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Applications, and seeks for original contributions that promote the advances in this important research area for future smart cities.

Topics of interests

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

• Medium access control protocols
• Wireless sensor networks and road-side assistance systems
• Multi-channel organization and operation
• Context and location awareness for ITS
• Congestion and pollution management
• Safety, emergency, and comfort applications
• Cooperative awareness applications
• Advanced driver assistance systems
• V2V and V2I communications
• V2X communications (e.g., with bicyclists, pedestrians, etc.)
• Advanced radio technologies for V2X
• Security, trust and privacy implications
• Social and cloud applications for vehicles
• DSRC systems for vulnerable road users (pedestrians, road workers, bicycles, etc.)
• Assessment of impact of VANETs on safety, smart transportation efficiency, and the environment
• Green transportation
• Efficient transportation solutions: public transport, carpooling techniques etc.
• Electric vehicles networking
• Fleet management
• Test-beds and field trials
• Visible Light Communications (VLC) based vehicular networks
• Hybrid RF/VLC vehicular networks

Special Session Co-chairs:

Soufiene Djahel & Nicola  Cranley, PEL, University College Dublin, Ireland

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EOI for NZ National Intelligent Transport Management System (NITMS)

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and Auckland Transport (AT) as part of a joint initiative are seeking an EOI from suitably qualified organisations to partner with, to provision an Intelligent Transport Management System. The purposes of this EOI is to identify and select a shortlist of Applicants that are considered to be most suited to, and have the solution, capacity, capability, attributes, financial standing and proven track record to best partner with AT and NZTA to provide the required solution.

EOIs are invited from suitably experienced organisations for a shortlisting as prospective Applicants for the provision of a National Intelligent Transport Management System. (NITMS).

Expression of Interest (EOI) – National Intelligent Transport Management System (NITMS)


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