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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)


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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:

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.

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Driving Change – AfMA’s National Fleet Conference and Exhibition

The Australasian Fleet Management Association’s 2013 National Fleet Conference and Exhibition, partnered by Nissan Fleet, is a truly cohesive two-day event offering a unique opportunity to gain knowledge from experts, learn from peers and share experiences.

Download a PDF version of this release here.



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Urban ITS Expert Group of the European Commission

The Urban ITS Expert Group of the European Commission are pleased to announce the publication of The guidelines for deployment of ITS in urban regions
You are invited to have a look, spread the word, use the documents, and share your comments with us.

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3rd International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention – final call for abstracts

3rd International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention
September 4-6, 2013
Gothenburg, Sweden

Only a few days left! Final Call for Abstracts! Submission deadline: January 31, 2013. All papers are peer-reviewed.

Welcome to the 3rd International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention (DDI 2013), featuring: keynote speakers, plenary sessions, and presentations on theory, measurement, effects, crash risk and prevention/mitigation. It includes special symposia on current research and mitigation challenges, and brings together basic and applied research, the latest policy developments, priorities for research and countermeasure development – and more!

DDI 2013 aims to bring participants up-to-date on recent developments in the field. On the one hand, there is an increase of connected lifestyle and connected-car functionality (smartphone and on-board apps) for information and entertainment, and on the other hand, there is an increase in driver assistance and automated driving functionality for safety.

All information is available on the conference website:

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Level crossing safety tax

A TAX designed to stop carnage around Victoria’s level crossings by fast-tracking grade separation  upgrades is being touted by a former Yarra Trams chief.  Read Article

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