Awards Presentation Night Dinner – 23 November 2017 Melbourne

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ITS Awards Shortlisted Finalists Announced

The increasing strength of the Australian Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) industry has been reflected in a record number of nominations for the 2017 ITS Australia National Awards. The Judging Panel, comprising ITS leaders, considered nearly twice as many submissions across all categories, compared to 2016. The ITS Australia National Awards recognise high level individual and team achievement and are an opportunity to celebrate innovation and reward excellence.

In their 8th year, the Awards will be hosted by ITS Australia at The Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne, on November 23 2017, when the winners will be announced. The Hon Tim Pallas, Treasurer of Victoria, will present the Awards.

“The Intelligent Transport Systems industry plays an increasingly important role in safer, more efficient and sustainable freight and people movements, and the ITS Australia National Awards recognises those who make significant industry contribution,” Treasurer Tim Pallas said.

After much consideration, the 2017 ITS Australia National Awards shortlisted finalists are:

Industry Award – Shortlisted Finalists

Aldridge Traffic Controllers – ATSC4 Traffic Signal Controller with VC6.1 TRAFF and HRS Software
The ATSC4 Controller runs the latest version of the RMS TRAFF software enabling it to take advantage of the latest generation SCATS software. The ATSC4 maintains a high level of performance for safety critical operation when expanding the hardware capability at larger and more complex intersections. This supports the requirement of the SCATS system to run more complex operation.

CEOS – Integrated Infra-Red Traffic Logger (TIRTL) and HAREcam systems
Integration by CEOS of their TIRTL non-intrusive classifier system and their HAREcam controller systems with the Australian Road Research Board’s Culway Weigh-in-Motion system to ultimately produce composite images of offending heavy commercial vehicles, which were speeding, tailgating and/or overloaded The entire system is non-intrusive, and eliminates the requirement of installing in-road axle detectors.

Cubic Transportation Systems – Manly Ferry Contactless Payments Trial
The field trial of contactless transport payments on the Manly to Circular Quay ferry route is the first deployment of this technology in both Australia and the Southern Hemisphere. This enables the traveller to use a contactless credit/debit card to tap on instead of their opal card, with the fare calculation and payment processing taking place automatically within the system.

Government Award – Shortlisted Finalists

Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads – Next Generation Traffic and Travel Information project (QLDTraffic)
This project delivered QLDTraffic, a customer focused, responsive traffic and travel information service, designed to meet the growing needs of users of our transport system. The service supports the safe, efficient and reliable movement of people and goods by providing road and traffic condition and modal information that is timely, reliable, accurate, and in a consumable format.

Transport for New South Wales – Public Transport Information and Priority System (PTIPS)
The Public Transport Information and Priority System (PTIPS) provides real time data feeds for location for public transport – Bus, Train, Light Rail and Ferry – used by all Transport Apps. PTIPS is world leading. Transport for NSW is the first and currently only agency globally, which provides real-time passenger numbers for the public travelling on buses.

VicRoads – MyRo – A Smart Workzone System
MyRo is an Australia-first fully automated system that provides real time traffic information during construction works through the use of portable and permanent ITS devices. It focuses on making journeys more pleasant and safer for road users and workers in and around work zones.

Automated Vehicle Award – Shortlisted Finalists

Sponsored by the Australian and New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI)

Bosch Australia – Bosch Highly Automated Driving (HAD) Vehicle
The Australian public now knows that Automated Vehicles are a tangible and realistic future. Stakeholders from regulatory level through to consumer level can identify impacts and prepare for the shift to automated driving. Bosch Australia provided a class-leading prototype that can be used for local testing and trials and developed and acquired skills that are instrumental in the proliferation of intelligent transport systems.

EasyMile – EZ10 Electric Driverless Shuttle (Providing Smart Mobility Solutions for the First/Last Mile Journey)
The EZ10 driverless shuttle introduced in Darwin will be tested in different stages to assess how the driverless technology can operate as a passenger transport service on an open and public road environment, as well as operating within a dedicated pedestrian environment linking the different dining, retail, recreation and business locations.

Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia – Learnings from the RAC Automated Vehicle Trial
RAC’s purposeful AV Trial is the longest running trial of a Level 4 vehicle in the Australasian region. Having completed 1,720 thirty-minute rides, or 6,000kms in autonomous mode, learnings are being documented and shared with industry and government. More than 9,500 people have registered. The trial allows industry to experience a L4 vehicle in a complex traffic environment while the technology remains largely in development.

Research Award – Shortlisted Finalists

Monash University – DynaMel: A Large-Scale Dynamic Traffic Assignment Model of Melbourne
DynaMel is the first and only dynamic traffic assignment model of Melbourne addressing complex transportation operations and planning issues of the Melbourne road network. DynaMel overcomes the limitations of traditional static assignment models by using advanced traffic modelling techniques and big traffic data to capture the dynamics of congestion formation and dissipation associated with time-dependent demand and network conditions.

Monash University – When Human Beings are Like Drunk Robots: Driverless vehicles, ethics, and the future of transport
By applying expertise in the ethics of new technologies (AI and Robotics) to ITS, Monash Univeristy research generates new knowledge, revealing the radical implications of a driverless future on public safety, the environment, urban planning, and transport policy. Vitally, the University’s investigation spotlights key ethical challenges facing the future of ITS, providing guidance by way of policy and legislative recommendations.

The University of Melbourne – The Australian Integrated Multi-modal Ecosystem
The Australian Integrated Multi-modal EcoSystem (AIMES) is the world’s largest live city-based ITS test environment. Containing high and low speed roads, freeways, bus, tram, heavy freight and city logistic, high pedestrian and cycle traffic, the AIMES test bed brings together 37 industry, government and academic partners, with Cubic’s Transport Management Platform (TMP) as the main integration hub.

Young Professional Award – Shortlisted Finalists

James Donovan
Graduate Engineer at Metro Trains Melbourne working in the Office of the Chief Engineer, with a focus on delivering intelligent systems that produce critical operational and safety efficiencies on the metropolitan train network.

Tao Wen
Research Scientist with Data61 CSIRO with a focus on traffic equilibrium assignment model, transport demand forecasting, transport simulation and incident management, and data fusion in transport network.

Timothy Phillips
Employed by Egis as Maintenance Engineer at Legacy Way Tunnel to provide innovative engineering solutions to ensure all ITS work is in harmony.

Award Winners to be Announced

The 2017 ITS Australia National Awards winners will be announced at the Awards Presentation Night Dinner, held at the Arts Centre Melbourne on Thursday 23 November 2017. Tickets and Tables now available for booking – see below for how to book.

Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award – Recipient Announced

Lauchlan McIntosh (AM)

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

Media Releases

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

Awards Presentation Night Dinner

BOOK TICKETS Last single tickets only – tables are sold out

Date: Thursday 23 November 2017
Time: 6.30pm – 11.00pm
Venue: The Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne  MAP
Dress: Business Attire

Car Parking
Directions from the Arts Centre Melbourne Car Park:
Proceed from the Car Park to Arts Centre Melbourne via the payment office. As you enter Arts Centre
Melbourne you will arrive in the Smorgon Family Plaza. Please make your way to the elevators (located on the
opposite side to the Box Office) and head up to Level 8 and follow the signage to The Pavilion.
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The 2017 Awards Presentation Night Dinner will be held on Thursday 23 November 2017 at the prestigious The Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne. Sitting beneath Melbourne’s famous spire, the Arts Centre is famous for hosting many of the world’s most talented performers and will be the perfect backdrop to celebrate achievements in the Australian Intelligent Transport Industry. The Awards Night will see 200+ industry professionals gathered to celebrate achievements. A perfect opportunity to host key business targets on your own reserved table, reward staff and network with leading ITS professionals.

Tickets and Tables

Tickets and Tables AUD
(incl GST)
Until 8 NovFrom 9 Nov
Single Ticket: Member $242$291.50
Single Ticket: Non Member$286$335.50
RESERVED Table with Logo Upgrade*
Guaranteed reserved table with logo
plus branding on Awards website and
acknowledgement by Awards MC on the night.
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Discounted rates are available for ITS Australia members.
Tickets and tables will sell out in advance. Places are strictly limited.

*Reserved Table with Logo Upgrade Package

Want to stand out from the crowd or thinking of a group booking? A Reserved Table of 10 with Logo Upgrade Package will provide your organisation with a guaranteed reserved table complete with logo branding. The opportunity to host key business targets or reward staff whilst associating your logo with the prestigious industry Awards program provides an excellent opportunity to build loyalty and strengthen your brand positioning with key decision-makers. This package upgrade provides a guaranteed reserved table of 10 in prime position, logo table branding, logo with weblink featured on the Awards website plus verbal acknowledgement by the Awards MC on the night with logo featured on accompanying powerpoint slide. [A purchase of 10 x single tickets does not provide a table that is specifically reserved for you.]

Cancellation and Changes

  • All cancellations must be notified in writing to ITS Australia and acknowledged by ITS Australia by reply email
  • Cancellations received on or before 31 October 2017 will be refunded in full.
  • No refunds are available after this date – however as an alternative to cancelling, you may transfer your ticket to another member of your organisation, please email replacement details to ITS Australia so that an accurate name badge can be printed for your colleague.
  • The conference organisers reserve the right to cancel or vary activities if minimum numbers are not reached.
  • Places are limited – tickets may sell out in advance.

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