New South Wales’ CITI project which deploys cooperative intelligent transport systems for heavy vehicles was featured on Channel 7 News in Sydney. See the video at:
Media Release from Transport Certification Australia
TCA today announced that it is working with the TSC to support the implementation of its In-Taxi Technology Reform Program.
“The TSC is rolling out a range of reforms that will transform the industry and it’s pleasing to see reforms, especially those based on introducing new technologies, beginning to take shape,” said TSC Chairperson, Graeme Samuel AC. Read Full Press Release
Yesterday Transport For NSW pushed the launch button on the Android version of Speed Adviser.
The iphone version was released in early February.
Speed Adviser is an Advisory Intelligent Speed Adaptation System which research has shown could reduce the risk of being involved in a fatal crash by 19%.
The NSW Government is the first Government in the world to have released its own ISA application, even the Swedish Road Authority has not managed to do this.
A few facts on the app and its development:
- The largest trial in the world of Advisory ISA at the time was completed by CRS between 2009 and 2010.
- Trial drivers covered more than 1.9 million km during the test period and we recorded more than 7.6 million speed compliance records for analysis.
- Initial results from the trial showed that participants reduced the proportion of time they spent speeding by 89%.
- Independently analysed data from the trial conducted by the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) estimated that if advisory ISA technology was fitted to all cars then serious crashes and fatal crashes could both be reduced by about 19 per cent Australia wide, which represents about 200 lives per year.
- The initial ISA device trialled in 2009 cost $1,500 to install.
- The iphone and android applications are free to anyone who would like to download it.
- More than 225,000 km of road network were mapped to provide the speed limit data for the Apps ( almost 6 times the circumference of the earth or equal to just over half the distance to the moon)
- The App has a two year calendar of school term dates so that the app can remind you when school goes back at school zones are active again
- The App knows sunset and sunrise times and automatically dims on sunset to reduce glare to the driver.
- More than 43,6000 people have downloaded the iphone version of the application.
I invite you to download Speed Adviser and also encourage friends and family to do the same if you are travelling through NSW this Easter.
The App only works in NSW at this stage.
3 April 2014
TCA TO PROVIDE ASSURANCE ACROSS GOVERNMENT THROUGH ITS NEW
TCA today released its new Strategic Plan, which responds to the growing use of telematics
and related intelligent technologies – including Co-operative ITS (C-ITS) applications – by
governments as enablers for reform.
As a national government body, the Plan recognises TCA as a ‘cross-cutting’ organisation,
with functions that transcend policy streams, surface transport modes and government
The Chairperson of TCA, Stephen Golding, said “TCA’s role is to provide assurance to
governments in the use of telematics and related intelligent technologies, including C-ITS
applications, to deliver improved surface transport productivity, safety and efficiency
Driver error remains a key factor in road death and trauma. But what if the cars we drive ‘talked’ to each other, were aware when the other was near and, more importantly, when approaching on a collision course?
This active safety technology is closer than you think; in fact it’s here.
Published (The Motor Report Feb 2014)
Transport Certification Australia (TCA) today announced it will host international
representatives working on behalf of the European Commission and United States
Department of Transportation1 – as part of its active participation in an EU-US
Harmonisation Task Group (HTG) on the international deployment of Cooperative Intelligent
Transportation Systems (C-ITS) – in Melbourne during March 2014.
“TCA is delighted to be hosting our fellow HTG delegates, focusing on the objective of
working with stakeholders across regions to develop candidate approaches to harmonise
policy, architectures, and standards for C-ITS security, which will support secure and fully
interoperable Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) applications,”
said TCA Chief Executive Officer, Chris Koniditsiotis. Read More
Berlin, 12 February 2014
A key step towards connected cars in Europe
CEN and ETSI have confirmed today, at the 6th ETSI workshop on ITS in Berlin, that the basic set of standards for Cooperative Intelligence Transport Systems (C-ITS), as requested by the European Commission in 2009, have now been adopted and issued. The so-called ‘Release 1 specifications’ developed by CEN and ETSI will enable vehicles made by different manufacturers to communicate with each other and with the road infrastructure systems. Read More
The Intelligent Transportation Systems Society of Canada (ITS Canada), a professional non-profit society, is searching for a Managing Director to lead the organization in all areas of business. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Managing Director will be responsible to fulfil the goals and objectives of the Society’s Strategic Plan, champion the vision of the organization and lead organizational development and strategic plan execution. Working semi-autonomously, the Managing Director must be a diligent self-starter who thrives in an environment where no direct daily supervision is required. Should you or someone you may know be interested, please visit www.itscanada.ca/news/md_search for a full job description and how to apply. The closing date is March 14, 2014.
EROAD Australia is delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Papas as Commercial Manager – Australia. Peter will oversee Australian sales of the EROAD solution, which includes fully secure GPS tracking, driver behaviour, Service and EZmessage modules plus comprehensive Business Analytics options. Read More
NSW has launched its free of charge iPhone ISA application “Speed Adviser”.
In the first 24 hours approx 12,000 downloads were recorded.
The app developed in house has a number of special features including:
1. Two year calendar of gazetted school days (so the app knows when it is school holidays)
2. 220,000 km of NSW speed zones
3. Two years of sunset and sunrise times so that the app auto dims in the evening.
There is no charge to download the application.
ISA for free, what a great deal for road safety.
You can find the app at: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/speed-adviser/id703369177?mt=8