Category: Industry News




28 May 2014
Transport Certification Australia (TCA) today announced it is now accepting applications for
type-approval of Telematics In-Vehicle Units (IVUs).

“In recent months we’ve received a strong level of interest from the telematics sector to our
Telematics IVU Functional and Technical Specification. The growing use of telematics
across land-based transport applications makes it vital for stakeholders to demand greater
confidence in the reliability, accuracy, integrity and security of IVUs,” said TCA
Chief Executive Officer, Chris Koniditsiotis.  Read Full Release


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C-ITS on Today Tonight

Broadcasted on Today Tonight Monday 19th May 2014



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New South Wales’ CITI project

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:

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TCA to Support Reforms Being Led by the Victorian Taxi Services Commission (TSC)

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

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Transport For NSW Speed Adviser

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.

The Speed Adviser App is available on: Google Play and IPhone users on iTunes

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3 April 2014


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

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Australian Vehicle-to-vehicle Technology Gets US Tick

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)

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TCA to Host C-ITS International Task Group in Melbourne During March 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

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CEN and ETSI deliver first set of standards for Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS)

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

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ITS Canada searching for a Managing Director

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 for a full job description and how to apply. The closing date is March 14, 2014.

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