The ITS Australia National Awards are a celebration of excellence in the Intelligent Transport Systems industry, and are proudly hosted by ITS Australia annually.

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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.

Tonight, more than 270 Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) professionals have 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.

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ITS Australia congratulates the 2016 National Awards finalists:

Industry Award

  • HERE – Project Description: The HERE Open Location Platform
  • MobileDOCK – Project Description: MobileDOCK Vehicle Management System
  • Transurban – Project Description: Melbourne Road Usage Study

Government Award

  • Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, South Australia – Project Description: Addinsight Smartphone App and Incident Detection System
  • Roads and Maritime Services, NSW – Project Description: Roads and Maritime Services ITS Maintenance Contracts to DownerMouchel and Lendlease Tyco Joint Venture
  • Roads and Maritime Services, NSW – Project Description: SCATS Spatial Data and Integration (SSDI) Project

Automated Vehicle Award (new to 2016, sponsored by ADVI)

  • Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, South Australia – Project Description: First Southern Hemisphere Driverless Vehicle demonstration and legislation for on-road trials
  • GoGet Carshare – Project Description: Shared Accessible Vehicle
  • Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia (RAC WA) – Project Description: RAC Intellibus: Automated Vehicle Trial

Research Award

  • Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads – Project Description: Cost and Causes of Congestion
  • University of Adelaide – Project Description: Centre for Automotive Safety Research: the safety potential of connected vehicles

Young Professional Award (for professionals under the age of 30)

  • Benjamin Hanly, SICE Project Engineer
  • Candice Robinson, AD Engineering Assistant Engineering Manager

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Celebrating ITS success – the 2016 ITS Australia National Awards shortlist announced
Recognising and celebrating the contribution of recent innovations in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) to Australian society, the 2016 ITS Australia National Awards shortlisted entries have been announced. Now in their 7th year, the ITS Australia National Awards is when the industry comes together to celebrate innovation and congratulate excellence.

ITS Australia would like to thank those who have taken the time and effort to prepare their submissions, the quality of which has been outstanding.

Winners of the Industry and Government Awards will be nominated in 2017 by ITS Australia for the chance to win the prestigious ITS World Congress Asia Pacific Achievement Award.



ABOUT THE AWARDS

WHO SHOULD APPLY

Intelligent transport system technology researchers, developers, infrastructure providers, manufacturers and young ITS professionals are encouraged to submit.

HOW TO APPLY

Email your expression of interest to ITS Australia to receive the Nomination Form – please state the award you are interested in: admin@its-australia.com.au

NOTE: The same product, system or service cannot be re-submitted across multiple awards, instead 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.

2016 Award Categories

NEW AWARD

Automated Vehicle Award (sponsored by ADVI)

This new award is to recognise excellence from an organisation that has initiated, developed and/or delivered over the previous year a new and innovative piece of research, product, program, service, legislation, business model or other innovation or achievement that has, or will, play a key role in accelerating the safe and successful introduction of driverless vehicles on Australian roads. The organisation should be based in Australia and/or have a branch office in Australia that has contributed to the innovation or achievement. Sponsored by the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI).

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 will be nominated by ITS Australia for the chance to win the ITS World Congress Government Award to be presented at the 24th ITS World Congress in Montreal.

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 will be nominated by ITS Australia for the chance to win the ITS World Congress Industry Award to be presented at the 24th ITS World Congress in Montreal.

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 Asia Pacific Forum in Hong Kong, 27 – 29 July 2017.
  • To be eligible, entrants must be under 30 years of age (as at 31 December 2016) and be working in the ITS field and/or or undertaking graduate or post graduate studies at an accredited institution within Australia.

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.

Lifetime Achievement (Max Lay 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 can be forwarded for consideration.

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


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