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The Victoria Fellowships

The Victoria Fellowships

The Victorian Government has doubled the number of Victoria Fellowships and now up to 12 recipients will be awarded up to $18,000 each for international study missions.

Study missions offer Victoria Fellows the opportunity to broaden their experience, develop networks and better understand where their activities fit into the local and international scene. The Fellowship also provides an opportunity for recipients to develop commercial ideas. Read More

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Swinburne lets cars do the talking

Researchers from Swinburne University of Technology believe vehicle-to-vehicle communication has the potential to dramatically reduce road trauma and deaths

The research team, led by Associate Professor Hai L. Vu and Dr Jason But, share the vision that all road accidents are avoidable if the driver has the help of better, and timely information. Read More


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5 star performers launched at Australian International Motor Show


The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has today unveiled its presence at the
Australian International Motor Show (AIMS) releasing 5 star results for the new Toyota Corolla hatch,
Honda CR-V and Holden Colorado 7 SUV while showcasing another of its 5 star performers to motor
show visitors – the Hyundai i45 >> Media Release

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ALC seeks tribunal support on privacy reforms and telematics

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) is trying to rally the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal to its cause, asking it to mandate the use of telematics and give operators access to the records of truck drivers. Read Press Release

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Crash avoidance technology: standard. Comforts: optional extras

GOOD NEWS – Crash avoidance technology: standard. Comforts: optional extras.
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today praised Volkswagen for its inclusion of
life-saving crash avoidance technology into their newest, most affordable model on the Australasian
market – the Volkswagen Up! small car. Read Full Press Release

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Q-Free tolling system for Sydney Harbour Bridge

Q-Free tolling system for Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Norwegian headquartered Q-Free, supplier of road user charging solutions and advanced transportation management systems, has been awarded a contract by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) in Australia for the design, supply and installation of an electronic tolling system for the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.The contract, worth US$5.7 million with additional options worth approximately US$2.9 million, is part of an upgrade by RMS and comprises the supply and delivery of one existing electronic toll collection (ETC) system, together with service and maintenance for one year.

The new system will be based on the Q-Free’s unique single gantry tolling solution, which, according to Q-Free, is suitable for urban environments and open road tolling.  It has minor visual impact on the environment, making it ideal for both highway tolling and urban implementation.  The electronic tolling equipment, such as DSRC/radio, camera system and lasers are all mounted on the single gantry.

“We have again shown our competitiveness in this market and look forward to deploy the most elegant tolling solution in the world on this unique and beautiful bridge”, comments Q-Free CEO Dr Øyvind Isaksen.

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The benefits of implementing standards – in hard figures

The benefits of implementing standards – in hard figures

Implementing standards consistently provides benefits for companies, regardless of their size, business sector or which country they are based in, according to a new collection of case studies by ISO, the world’s largest developer of International Standards for business, government and society. Among quantified benefits identified in the studies on using standards are the following:
·         Streamlining internal company processes
·         Decreasing waste and internal costs
·         Increasing the efficiency of R&D
·         Innovating business processes
·         Reducing risk
·         Enabling international expansion
·         Supporting development of new products and markets

The studies are compiled in the second volume of Economic benefits of standards – International case studies, recently published by ISO.

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Today Tonight “Smart Car” report

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Australasia’s next electric car achieves top safety rating

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today announced ANCAP safety ratings for a range of small to medium vehicles including Australasia’s next electric-powered car – the Holden Volt.
Models which have been awarded ANCAP safety ratings in this latest round of results include:

  • Holden Volt 5 stars
  • Renault Megane 5 stars
  • Audi Q3 5 stars
  • Nissan Juke 5 stars
  • Suzuki Splash 4 stars

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Community needs to drive transport reform process

Australia’s urban congestion crisis and transport infrastructure backlog won’t be solved unless the community demands fundamental reform to the way we plan, manage, finance and fund our land transport networks and services.

That’s the key message behind a new national campaign involving more than 30 groups and organisations, launched in Sydney today.  Read More >>

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