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CRC for Intelligent Transport Solutions

Recent article on CRC Intelligent Transport Solutions published in this month’s edition of Australasian Transport News (ATN).  

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Melbourne installs smart road technology

First published on www.ITSInternational.com

Work is now underway on installing the latest electronic freeway management technology along Melbourne’s West Gate Freeway in Victoria, Australia, with the entire project to be completed by the middle of next year. Read Full Article

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13th ITS Asia Pacific Forum Auckland, New Zealand – Call for Papers

13th ITS Asia Pacific Forum Auckland, New Zealand 28th – 30th April 2014

ITSNZsmCall for Papers
Submissions Close: Friday 13 September 2013 
Click here for full details and submission guidelines

The 13th Intelligent Transport System Asia Pacific Forum will be in Auckland, New Zealand from 28th – 30th April 2014. Year 2014 will be the 10th Anniversary for ITS New Zealand. During this 10 year period our organisation has been a leader in the promotion, development and facilitation of sustainable, effective, efficient, safe and environmentally friendly transportation systems within New Zealand. In keeping with this core vision the Organising Committee invites you to submit abstract outlining proposals for presentations at this conference.
The conference theme and programme will highlight our achievements in five key areas:

  • Safety – the role of technology in improving transport safety, including smart transport such as connected vehicles
  • Choices – encouraging discussion, promoting cooperation, and ensuring productive relationships and the dissemination of information
  • Opportunities – identifying and optimising future opportunities
  • Results – celebration and sharing of positive results, whilst using all results as a learning platform
  • Efficiencies – ensuring value for money from transport investments

The themes for the technical sessions are:

  • Funding – alternative methodologies for revenue collection, e.g. tolling and the variety of technologies involved in this and commercial model for data/information distribution
  • Value for money – doing more for less and make the best use of infrastructure through efficiencies
  • Multi-Modal Traveller Information – information that empowers transport users to make intelligent choices
  • Future Technologies, Services and Innovations – devoted to exhibitors and sponsors to present their latest products, research, services and innovations
  • Safer Journey – reducing deaths and injuries is a shared responsibility that will require improvements across all facets of transport – driver behaviour, vehicles, and roads

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New Zealand starts C-ITS trial

New Zealand starts C-ITS trial

A trial using wireless communications technology to deliver real-time traffic information has been launched by New Zealand’s Ministry of Transport and AraFlow. The Co-operative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) trial will investigate whether providing accurate real-time information about traffic conditions to participating commercial transport operators improves the productivity of freight movements. Read full article

 

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HGV eCall youtube video

‘HGV eCall’

For reference HGV eCall dataset is defined in CEN TR 16405, and uses the eCall Standards EN 16072, EN15722, EN16062, EN 16454, developed by CEN TC278 WG15, and at a communications level using ETSI/3GPP 2G/3G standards. (ETSI STF456 is currently developing adaptations for LTE/4G)

English: http://youtu.be/zmOCc0qFmSg

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TCA Establishes New Consultative Forum with the Telematics Industry

Transport Certification Australia Limited (TCA) today announced plans to establish a Telematics Industry Group to provide a consultative forum between TCA and the telematics industry on current and emerging issues of interest.

As a government owned body, TCA was established in recognition of the growing transport challenges facing Australia, and the role that telematics and intelligent technologies can play online pokies in driving the reform agenda.

Download Press Release Media Release Telematics Industry Group

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Victorian Government Super Trade Mission- Calling for Applications

Victorian Government Super Trade Mission to South East Asia
16 – 21 June 2013 Calling for Applications

The Premier of Victoria, Hon Dr Denis Napthine MP will lead Victorian organisations on a Super Trade Mission to  South East Asia from 16 – 21 June 2013, with the objective of further strengthening government, business and cultural ties the State has with the region.   READ MORE

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Professional Certificate in Strategic Public Transport Planning, UK

Professional Certificate in Strategic Public Transport Planning, UK

There are now only three part-sponsored bursary places remaining on the Professional Certificate in Public Transport Planning which is taking place in London from 8th – 11th July 2013.

ICPS encourages participation from all stakeholders actively involved in public transport planning. As a result ICPS offers a limited number of opportunities for part sponsorship through our bursary scheme. The conditions of scholarship require that the applicant currently work in or with those developing plans for public transport services and be able to demonstrate that the remaining course fees can be covered as payment must be made within a week of successful application.

These places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to attend but are unable to cover the full fees, please contact us on +44 (0) 20 3137 8640 to discuss your eligibility.

For further information, please visit our website

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RFP seeking Module Authors for a new Web-based Resource on Intelligent Transportation Systems

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) is requesting proposals on behalf of the Joint Program Office (JPO) of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) in the U.S. Department of Transportation from individuals interested in serving as Module Authors for the development of the ITS content of the Road Network Operations (RNO) ITS Web Resource to be published on the World Road Association PIARC website. The current proposed structure includes seven themes and twenty-five Modules. Prospective authors are asked to indicate which Module(s) they are qualified for and are proposing to cover in response to this RFP. Prospective authors may apply to author one or more Modules or all Modules within a Theme. A number of Module Authors may be chosen from this RFP.

ITS America will be accepting proposals until April 5, 2013 at 2 p.m. EDST.

The primary purpose of the World Road Association (PIARC) Road Network Operations ITS Web Resource is to provide the current and future ITS workforce with a web-based reference tool for decision-making regarding investments in ITS and related services, focusing on the needs of developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The PIARC RNO ITS Web Resource is intended to be a series of up-to-date, web-based modules that provide a basic introduction to key ITS topics, with an international perspective.

Click to view this RFP at: http://www.itsa.org/businessdevelopment/rfps

For questions, contact Sarah Clements of ITS America at [email protected]

 

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Best Practice Study on the Use of ITS Standards in Traffic Management

This research report reviews practice and standards for the implementation of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Standards in traffic management and proposes a best practice framework for Australia and New Zealand.

ITS deployment is based on diverse regional and jurisdictional standards and specifications. The US National Transportation Communications for Intelligent Transportation System Protocol (NTCIP) suite of ITS communications standards was found to largely exceed the ANZ requirements with only a few exceptions such as video signal transmission. The report recommends a migration of Centre to Field (C2F) communications to NTCIP as a nationally harmonised standard. It has been determined that the traffic signal network, which is already heavily networked on the SCATS and STREAMS platforms, should not be migrated to NTCIP due to the potentially high costs without commensurate additional benefit.

https://www.onlinepublications.austroads.com.au/items/AP-R427-13

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