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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.

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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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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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