Category: Industry News


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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EROAD Australia appointments Commercial Manager – Australia

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  

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NSW launches smartphone ISA application

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:

Minister’s release:

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Decision to Move Forward with Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Technology for Light Vehicles

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Decision to Move Forward with Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Technology for Light Vehicles

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced today that it will begin taking steps to enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology for light vehicles. This technology would improve safety by allowing vehicles to “talk” to each other and ultimately avoid many crashes altogether by exchanging basic safety data, such as speed and position, ten times per second. Read More




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Award to SICE of the OMCS Traffic Management System and Ancillary Equipment for the M5 West Widening Project


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November, 2013 // M5 West Widening Project, Sydney, NSW


SICE has been awarded a specialist sub-contract package for the Operation and Management Control System (OMCS) to be delivered for the M5 West Widening Project.

The $400 million project involves the widening of 22km of the M5 South West Motorway in Sydney from two to three lanes in each direction between Camden Valley Way at Prestons and King Georges Road at Beverly Hills and is predicted to increase capacity on the busy route by up to 50%.

Lend Lease, the construction company that was awarded a design and construct contract by Interlink Roads as the principal contractor for the works, has appointed SICE Pty Ltd as the preferred supplier for the OMCS after a competitive tendering process.  The Scope of Works includes the design, supply, installation, system integration, testing and commissioning of an OMCS for the project, comprising the following subsystems:

  •  Traffic Management and Control System (TMCS)
  •  Closed Circuit Television System
  •  Communication Network

The final solution will be fully integrated with Roads and Maritime Services existing control centre in Sydney.

This project, together with the Waterview Project in Auckland (NZ) and the T2E in Australia positions SICE as a top player in the freeway management, M&E and Tunnel Control sectors in Australasia, and consolidates SICE long-term commitment to projects in Australia.



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Heavy Vehicle Platooning Trial in the UK

Ricardo to lead vehicle platooning study for DfT
The Department for Transport (DfT) has commissioned research to understand how platooning technology, which enables road vehicles to move as a group, might benefit UK business, the transport network, road safety and the environment. Ricardo will lead a consortium comprising TRL (Transport Research Laboratory), Ricardo AEA and Transport & Travel Research (TTR). The feasibility study will investigate the issues faced by legislators, haulage companies, drivers of the vehicles in the platoon, trunk road network operators and other road users, to establish whether a road trial of a heavy goods vehicle platoon should be considered.

Traffic Technology

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Holden to cease manufacturing in 2017

Holden has announced it will stop producing vehicles in Australia after 65 years.

December 11, 2013

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