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.
The 2016 ITS Australia National Awards, on Friday 14 October, has added significance this year, being incorporated into the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Melbourne, 10-14 October and held in conjunction with the World Congress Board of Directors Closing Dinner.
The Awards will be presented by the Hon. Tim Pallas, Treasurer of Victoria at the iconic home of sport, the MCG.
ITS Australia congratulates the 2016 National Awards finalists:
- HERE – Project Description: The HERE Open Location Platform
- MobileDOCK - Project Description: MobileDOCK Vehicle Management System
- Transurban - Project Description: Melbourne Road Usage Study
- Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (SA) - Project Description: Addinsight Smartphone App and Incident Detection System
- Roads and Maritime Services, NSW – Project Description: Roads and Maritime Services ITS Maintenance Contracts
- 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 (SA) - 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
- Department of Transport and Main Roads (QLD) - Project Description: Cost and Causes of Congestion
- University of Adelaide - Project Description: Centre for Automotive Safety Research Centre for Automotive Safety Research
Young Professional Award (for professionals under the age of 30)
- Benjamin Hanly, SICE Project Engineer
- Candice Robinson, AD Engineering Assistant Engineering Manager
“Well done to all the entries and congratulations to the shortlisted finalists. The standard of entries was exceptional and the judging panel was presented with high quality submissions to consider,” Chair of the ITS Awards Committee, Gino Dompietro said.
“This is a significant time for the Australian ITS industry. ITS Australia membership numbers have increased, a number of ITS initiatives have received support from Federal and State governments, and more than 7,000 international ITS leaders are about to gather in Melbourne for the World Congress.
“The ITS Australia National Awards will be an opportunity to showcase the very best in our industry and promote the innovations which make journeys safer, more efficient and more enjoyable,” Mr Dompietro said.