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2018 Award Categories

Government Award

  • Developed or deployed a significant new innovative ITS system or service over the course of the previous year.
  • Can demonstrate deliverability over the course of the previous year.
  • Whose new system and/or service fostered advanced deployment of ITS services.
  • Has been developed or deployed in Australia.
  • Is an organization that plays a leading role in the ITS Community.
  • Has delivered benefit to the Australian community.
  • Winner to be considered for nomination by ITS Australia for chance to win the ITS World Congress Asia Pacific Government Award at the ITS World Congress 2019.

Industry Award

  • Developed or deployed a significant new innovative ITS product or service over the course of the previous year.
  • Can demonstrate deliverability over the course of the previous year.
  • Whose product and/or service played a key role in accelerating development and deployment of ITS in its region.
  • Has been developed or deployed in Australia.
  • Is an organisation that plays a leading role in the ITS Community.
  • Has delivered benefit to the Australian community.
  • Winner to be considered for nomination by ITS Australia for chance to win the ITS World Congress Asia Pacific Industry Award at the ITS World Congress 2019.

Automated Vehicle Award

  • Developed or deployed a significant new innovative product, system or service that has supported
    the aim of accelerating the safe and successful introduction of driverless vehicles to Australian roads.
  • Can demonstrate deliverability over the course of the previous year.
  • Has been developed or deployed in Australia.
  • Has delivered benefit to the Australian community.
  • Can demonstrate potential to be adapted for use in other parts of the world.
  • The Automated Vehicle Award is sponsored by the Australia and New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI)

Young Professional Award

  • A young ITS professional who through their student and working career in Australia has shown a passion and dedication for working towards excellence in ITS.
  • ITS Australia is proud to provide funding towards travel, accommodation and registration to attend the ITS World Congress 2019 Singapore to be held 21 – 25 October 2019.
  • To be eligible, entrants must be under 30 years of age (as at 31 December 2018) and be working in the ITS field and/or or undertaking graduate or post graduate studies at an accredited institution within Australia.
  • Previous Young Professional nominees can re-apply provided the age criteria is still met (excluding previous winners).

Research Award

  • Recognises organisations for their key contribution to a research activity that significantly adds to the development and deployment of ITS Technology in Australia.
  • Open to universities, research organisations and designated research units of commercial organisations or government.
  • Research has appeared in or is eligible for inclusion in a peer reviewed journal or trade publication.
  • Research relates specifically to ITS and is original in subject, or method of enquiry, or outcome/s.

Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award

Recipients must personify achievement of the ultimate standard for a leader in the ITS field. They must be an:

  • Outstanding leader in the organisation/s he or she has occupied.
  • Outstanding leader in the ITS field.
  • Champion of vision of ITS and its fulfilment within and beyond the ITS community.

This award is determined by the ITS Australia Board of Directors and while nominations are not usually called, suggestions may be forwarded for consideration.

NOTE: All nominations across all categories must be substantially different from any previously submitted nomination in earlier years.

IMPORTANT NOTE

The same product, system or service cannot be re-submitted across multiple ITS Australia Award categories, rather you are required to choose the most appropriate award for your nomination from the list of awards available. Multiple submissions from the same organisation are permitted provided the product or service is different.


PREVIOUS AWARD HIGHLIGHTS

Australia’s ITS Award winners making in-roads for the industry

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Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Australia celebrated the achievements of the nation’s most innovative and advanced transport technologies and the organisations and individuals involved.

The Australian ITS industry gathered on Thursday evening, 23 November 2017 to be recognised by their peers for outstanding contributions to the industry and community at the 2017 ITS Australia National Awards.

Now in their 8th year, and reflecting the growing influence of ITS across transport technology decision making, ITS Australia received a record number of nominations from a wide variety of organisations for this year’s awards.

The Hon. Ben Carroll MP, Minister for Industry and Employment joined the event and presented Lauchlan McIntosh with the Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award.

(L-R) The Hon. Ben Carroll MP,  Mr Brian Negus, Strategic Advisor, Royal Automobile Club of Victoria and Immediate Past President, ITS Australia,  Mr Lauchlan McIntosh AM

The Young Professional Award was taken out by Timothy Phillips for his work with Egis and Legacy Way Tunnel, Brisbane.

(L-R) Brian Negus, Immediate Past President, ITS Australia, Timothy Phillips, Maintenance Engineer at Legacy Way Tunnel, Brisbane and Dean Zabrieszach, President ITS Australia

 Government Award Winner – Transport for New South Wales for the Public Transport Information and Priority System (PTIPS)

(L-R) Gino Dompetrio, Chair ITS Australia Awards, Pascal Labouze, Executive Director Operational Systems, Transport for New South Wales, Susan Harris, Chief Executive, ITS Australia

Research Award Winner – The University of Melbourne for The Australian Integrated Multimodal Ecosystem

(L-R) Dean Zabrieszach, President ITS Australia, Majid Sarvi, Chair in Transport Engineering, University of Melbourne, Jeff Kasperian, iMove CRC

Industry Award Winner – Cubic Transportation Systems for the Manly Ferry Contactless Payments Trial

(L-R) Lewis Clark, Executive Director, Information and Ticketing Services at Transport for New South Wales, Tom Walker, Senior Vice President and Managing Director APAC, Cubic Transportation Systems, Donna Wieland, Federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development and Dean Zabrieszach, President ITS Australia

Automated Vehicle Award Winner – Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia

(L-R) Dickson Leow, Australian Roads Research Board, Anne Still, General Manager Public Policy, Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia, Dean Zabrieszach, President ITS Australia

Congratulations to all award recipients

(L-R) Susan Harris CEO ITS Australia, Majid Sarvi, Chair in Transport Engineering, University of Melbourne, Dirk Van der Meerssche, Sales and Marketing Director, Cubic Transportation Systems, Timothy Phillips, Maintenance Engineer at Legacy Way Tunnel, Brisbane, Anna Sawyer, Manager, Road Safety RAC WA, Anne Still, General Manager Public Policy, RAC WA, Tom Walker, Snr VP & MD APAC, Cubic Transportation Systems, Lewis Clark, Executive Director, Information and Ticketing Services at TfNSW, Pascal Labouze, Executive Director Operational Systems, TfNSW, Lauchlan McIntosh AM, Dean Zabrieszach, CEO/Director HMI Technologies Australasia and President ITS Australia

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Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award

Lauchlan McIntosh (AM)

ITS Australia Board of Directors is pleased to recognise Lauchlan McIntosh, Member of the Order of Australia (AM), for his outstanding contribution to improving the safety and mobility of the community. Mr McIntosh was presented the 2017 Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award at the Awards Presentation Night on Thursday 23 November 2017. Read more

Media Releases
ITS Australia recognises industry stand-outs – congratulations to the winners and nominations
Lauchlan McIntosh AM recognised for his outstanding contribution to the Australian ITS industry
ITS Australia National Awards Shortlisted Finalists
Transport technology achievements to be recognised at ITS Australia National Awards 2017


2016 AWARDS

2016 Awards Book

Australian ITS industry celebrating success, winning Awards and making centuries at the MCG

ITS Australia members have shown that outstanding team players, inspiring individuals, passionate leaders and winners are not only found on the hallowed turf of the world’s most iconic sporting arena, the MCG. More than 270 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) professionals recognised their peers for their outstanding contributions to the industry and community at the 2016 ITS Australia National Awards.

Presenting the Awards, Treasurer Tim Pallas said it was fitting that in a week when more than 10,000 international ITS leaders travelled to Melbourne for the 23rd World Congress on ITS, that the Awards night was hosted in the world’s most liveable city.  Read More

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Gino Dompietro, Group Manager ITS, Jacobs and Chair, ITS Australia Awards 2016, Dale Andrea Chief Information Officer, VicRoads, Benjamin Hanly (Young Professional Award) ITS Engineer, SICE, Matthew Lohmeyer (Government Award + Automated Vehicle Award), Mark Shotton (Government Award + Automated Vehicle Award) Manager, Traffic Management Centre Operational Services Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Jamie Cox (Government Award + Automated Vehicle Award) Principal Engineer, ITS Operational Services Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Matthew Leyson (Automated Vehicle Award) Team Leader – ADVI Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative, Brian Negus ITS Australia, World Congress, RACV, Ian Oxworth (Lifetime Achievement Award) Project Director EastLink, Phil Blake (Government Award + Automated Vehicle Award) Lead Engineer, ITS Traffic Operations Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, SA Susan Harris CEO ITS Australia Jamie MacKenzie (Research Award)  Research Fellow Centre for Automotive Safety Research The University of Adelaide, Brent Stafford (Industry Award) Director Enterprise – Asia Pacific HERE & Mark Whitmore  Director Sales HERE Maps South East Asia

Australia’s ITS industry congratulates the winners of the 2016 ITS Australia National Awards 

ITS Australia Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award: Ian Oxworth

With 30 years’ experience in research and development of guided weapons, aircraft and targeting systems, Ian is responsible for the implementation and operation of EastLink’s 26 toll points and all other ITS systems.

As Project Director, Ian innovates with complex projects such as the transition of the Eastlink tunnel to a fully automated ventilation on demand system, and helping to develop standards for the introduction of autonomous vehicles in Australia.

Previously, Ian worked with TransLink on the development of one of the world’s first multi-lane free-flow tolling system.  

Industry Award: HERE

  • For the HERE Open Location Platform (OLP) that provides a virtual representation of the real world to enable governments to better plan and manage road and street assets providing safer, more efficient and environmental sustainable transport solutions for all Australians

Government Award: Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (SA)

  • For Addinsight – Smartphone App and Incident Detection System that uses Bluetooth technology to connect to motorists’ mobile phones, providing verbal, real-time alerts via the phone’s loud speaker, hands-free kit or car stereo warning about unforeseen or unplanned traffic delays – a first step towards providing information from road-side infrastructure into a vehicle without the need for any specific hardware being installed in the vehicles.

Automated Vehicle Award, sponsored by the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) (new award to 2016): Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (SA)

  • For the first Southern Hemisphere Driverless Vehicle demonstration and legislation for on-road trials conducted November 2015 which resulted in legislation acknowledged internationally as best practice to support innovators and on-road trials and the development and policy considerations as a priority in Australia, highlighting the wide considerations that have to be considered such as liability and compulsory third party injury insurance.

Research Award: University of Adelaide – Centre for Automotive Safety Research

  • For their study into demonstrating how safety benefit of connected vehicle technology is calculated by applying a collision avoidance system model to simulations of around 100 real world crashes to determine the change in impact speed, and highlighted how an improvement in positioning accuracy could be tuned to be more effective for incidents such as head-on crashes.

Young Professional Award recognises an individual under 30 years of age who is making a positive contribution to the ITS industry and is demonstrating a passion through their studies and early professional life. This year, this award was taken out by Benjamin Hanly, Project Engineer from SICE a multi-national systems integration technology company headquartered in Spain, with a Certificate of Achievement going to Candice Robinson an Assistant Engineering Manager with A.D. Engineering International.

Media Releases

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Celebrating ITS success – the 2016 ITS Australia National Awards shortlist announced


2015 AWARDS

Intelligent Transport Systems organisations and professionals representing industry, government and the research academic community were recognised by their peers at ITS Australia’s 2015 National Awards.

ITS Australia congratulates the award recipients who were announced at a celebration dinner at the Sydney Opera House Marquee on 18 November 2015.

Government Award Recipient

Department of Transport and Main Roads – Project Description: Real-Time Travel Information

Industry Award Recipient

Seeing Machines – Project Description: Driver Distraction and Fatigue Intervention Technology for Commercial Fleets (SM Fleet)

Research Award Recipient

Data61  – Project Description: Advanced Data Analytics in Transport (ADAIT)

Young Professional Award Recipient

Timothy Scott, Operations Management Control System, Tolling Engineer and Analyst, SICE

Lifetime Achievement Award (Max Lay Award) Recipient

Taking out the evening’s most prestigious accolade, Andrew Garrett was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for his service to transport in Australia over the past four decades.

2015 ITS Awards Book

Media Releases


2014 AWARDS

ITS Australia congratulates the award recipients who were announced at a celebration dinner in Brisbane Queensland on 28 November 2014.

  • Dr Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award – elected by the ITS Australia Board of Directors
    Ken Daley,
    the Australian transport executive, who is widely credited with having coined the term “eTAG”. An engineer with a career spanning 41 years, he is a pioneer of tolling interoperability across Australia.
  • Industry Award: Intelematics Australia for the Toyota Connected Vehicle Programs, a world market leading approach to in-vehicle connected technology.  This winner will be nominated by ITS Australia for consideration for the worldwide ITS Achievement Award, to be presented at the ITS World Congress 2015 in Bordeaux France, before an audience of over 10,000 industry professionals.
  • Government Award: Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Public Safety Business Agency, Queensland Fire and Emergency Service, Queensland Police Service and Transmax for the successful Emergency Vehicle Priority system in Samford Road, Brisbane. This TMR led project is a traffic signal pre-emption solution which has displayed measureable emergency vehicle arrival time savings and has clear, ongoing and possibly lifesaving safety benefits. This award also will be nominated by ITS Australia for consideration for the worldwide ITS Achievement Award, to be presented at the ITS World Congress 2015 in Bordeaux France.
  • Research Academic Award: NICTA (National ICT Australia) with Project Director Dr Fang Chen for the Advanced Data Analytics in Transportation Project by the Machine Learning Research Group. This entry demonstrated a particularly innovative application of existing knowledge to the field of ITS and had great potential to provide future practical benefits for ITS to produce transport models that are more accurate. This work will be commercial, useful and durable.
  • Young Professional Award: Joint winners
  • Amira Galli, ITS Performance and Improvements Consultant, VicRoads
  • Luke Madigan, Senior Electrical Engineer, Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland

Both recipients win free flights, accommodation and registration to the ITS Asia Pacific Forum 2015 Nanjing China from 27 to 29 April 2015, with the opportunity to present a paper.

Lifetime Achievement Award:

In addition to the awards selected from industry sourced entries, the ITS Australia Board of Directors may nominate an individual for the Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 2014 recipient of the Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award is Australian transport executive Ken Daley, who is widely credited with having coined the term “eTAG”. An engineer with a career spanning 41 years, he is a pioneer of tolling interoperability across Australia.

Australia’s one eTAG for toll roads in all jurisdictions is greatly admired globally as a major achievement in electronic tolling. A former president of international development for Transurban, Ken Daley is now director of KF&A Consult.

This Award recognising eminent service to Australia’s ITS industry is named for its inaugural recipient Dr Max Lay, AM.

2014 ITS Awards Book

Media Releases

  1. Data applications shine in Australia’s National ITS Awards 
  2. National ITS Awards – winners’ citations
  3. 2014 National ITS Awards Judging Panel

 2013 AWARDS

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From young professionals to lifetime achievers, the ITS Australia awards ceremony recognised leading industry contributors in a fitting conclusion to a busy 2013 event calendar.

Winners were announced before more than 110 industry leaders in Melbourne last week and the Awards program was well supported with nominations from a wide cross section of industry sectors. “The high standard of nominations presented the Awards judging panel with a challenging assignment,” said ITS Australia Chief Executive Officer Susan Harris.

  • Young Professional AwardBen Cribbin has made significant contributions to his engineering team by designing and prototyping working examples of motorised movable medians to manage tidal traffic flows and safety situations, a low power consumption Eink display for variable message signs and LCD variable message signs for bus stops and railway stations.
    This Award includes an expenses paid trip to attend the 2014 Asia Pacific Forum in Auckland New Zealand
  • Dr Max Lay Life Time Achievement Award was posthumously awarded to Keith Aldridge for his extraordinary creative vision, passion and dedication to  making transport systems safer through improved signalling, signage and lighting systems.
  • Australian ITS Summit Most Noteworthy Presentation – A special award based on feedback from the 450 delegates that attended the 2013 Australian ITS Summit in September was also made to Transurban Head of ETTM Jean-Marc Genesi. His lively presentation entertained the audience, while providing a comprehensive review of the Washington DC Capital Beltway Express Lanes project data discussing trends in dynamic pricing, customer behaviour, HOV usage, enforcement and traffic.

2012 AWARDS

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Nominations reflecting world’s best practice in the intelligent transport systems (ITS) industry were winners at the third ITS Australia Awards presentation ceremony in Melbourne on 28 November 2012. The Awards were held at Toyota Australia’s Corporate Headquarters in Port Melbourne.

  • National ITS Award Winner: VicRoads – for the Road Closures & Traffic Alerts website.
  • Young Professional Award: Alexander Chapman – for his passion for the ITS industry through his studies and early professional life with Arup Consulting Group and GHD. This Award includes an expenses paid trip to attend the 2013 ITS World Congress in Tokyo.
  • Dr Max Lay Life Time Achievement Award: John Lees – for more than 40 years of pushing the boundaries of Intelligent Transport Systems.

2011 AWARDS

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On 30 November 2011, ITS Australia held the ITS Australia National Awards at Doltone House in Sydney, proudly supported by SKM, Vicroads and Transurban.

National Award – presented to Transport Certification Australia for the National Telematics Framework and the application of the IAP in the Toowoomba to Port of Brisbane corridor which was implemented in cooperation with the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland.

Lifetime Achievement Award – ITS Australia also recognised Traffic Engineer and ITS technology researcher and developer, Peter Lowrie with the Dr Max Lay Award for Lifetime Achievement and also recognised the legacy of Arthur Sims in developing the Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System (SCATS).

Young Professional Encouragement Prize – Awarded to Ben Eastgate from Transmax (photo below right) for his hard work and dedication as a young professional in the ITS Industry.

 


2010 AWARDS

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The inaugural National ITS Australia Award was presented to the joint project sponsors of Melbourne’s M1 freeway upgrade – Transurban Limited and VicRoads.

The Victorian Government Road Transport Innovation Prize was awarded to Intelematics Australia Pty Ltd for its SUNA Traffic Channel information system.

ITS Australia also recognised ITS technology researcher and developer Dr Max Lay with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

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