10-14 October 2016 | MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

RACV and Intelematics Announced as Premier Partners for ITS World Congress 2016

July 2015

Hosting the 23rd annual ITS World Congress in Melbourne next year, ITS Australia have announced the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) and Intelematics Australia as Premier Partners for the event.

Running from 10-14 October 2016, the ITS World Congress brings together users, suppliers, government authorities, academia and transport businesses together, celebrating the latest in intelligent transport systems and technologies.

As Premier Partners, RACV and Intelematics are in a prime position during the Congress to cement their role as global leaders in innovation, transport mobility and safety, motoring technology and connected mobility.

2014 Industry Award winners Intelematics Australia return as Premier Partners for 2016

Receiving the 2014 ITS Industry Award for the Toyota Link and Lexus Enform (Entune) – Toyota Australia’s Connected Vehicle Program - Intelematics will represent Australia at the ITS Asia-Pacific Region Awards, with winners to be announced in October 2015 at the upcoming 22nd ITS World Congress in Bordeaux, France.

The Premier Partnership with RACV and Intelematics at the World Congress further strengthens their reputations locally and internationally as leading supporters and developers of ITS technology to enhance livability in our communities.

Intelematics is very pleased to be participating in the 23rd ITS World Congress, Intelematics Chief Executive Officer Adam Game said.

Australia and Melbourne in particular have been at the forefront of automotive related technology for many years. At Intelematics, we want to change the way motorists can interact with their vehicle and their surroundings, not only today or even tomorrow, but for many years to come.

The ITS World Congress is a great platform for us to engage with other participants in the connected vehicle ecosystem, and showcase leading edge Australian research and development, Mr Game said.

Converging senses, communications and automatic control in cooperative and autonomous vehicles

With the rise in popularity of cooperative and automated vehicles, as well as the challenge and opportunities of big open data in smart cities, the announcement of RACV and Intelematics as Premier Partners is central to the upcoming Melbourne World Congress, at which these topics will be key thematic discussions of the event.

Susan Harris, ITS Australia Chief Executive Officer said “telematics has always been an important factor in the development of intelligent transport systems.

Leading up to the 2016 Congress and as daily living becomes increasingly connected; our partnership with RACV and Intelematics is an opportunity for ITS Australia to further foster Australia’s role as innovative leaders in transport technologies, and also demonstrate the contribution of ITS to the delivery of livable cities and communities, in line with the congress theme Enhancing Livable Cities and Communities,” Ms Harris said.

RACV General Manager Public Policy, Brian Negus said our economy and livability rely on a transport system that moves people and goods safely, efficiently and reliably. Smart solutions are a key to providing the community with improved mobility and safety.

RACV has been a strong supporter of ITS Australia since its establishment in 1992. Bringing the World Congress to Melbourne in 2016 is a fantastic opportunity to both learn from our ITS colleagues from around the world and showcase Australia’s smart solutions,” Mr Negus said.

Exhibiting at the ITS World Congress 2016, RACV and Intelematics will be showcasing a range of in-vehicle innovations, including aftermarket ‘connected membership’ services and auto manufacturer programs including the award winning Toyota Link connected vehicle program. For more information on Toyota Link, visit toyota.com.au/toyotalink

About ITS Australia

Intelligent Transport Systems Australia (ITS Australia) promotes the development and deployment of advanced technologies to deliver safer, more efficient and environmentally sustainable transport across all public and private modes – air, sea, road and rail. Established in 1992, ITS Australia advocates the application of communication, data processing and electronic technologies for in-vehicle, vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure and mode-to-mode systems to increase transport safety and sustainability, reduce congestion, and improve the performance and competitiveness of Australia’s networks. ITS Australia is an independent not-for-profit incorporated membership organisation representing ITS suppliers, government authorities, academia and transport businesses and users. Affiliated with peak ITS organisations around the world, ITS Australia is a major international contributor to the development of the industry. Visit: its-australia.com.au

ITS Australia will host the 23rd ITS World Congress in Melbourne from 10 to 14 October, 2016. In recognition of Melbourne’s reputation as the world’s most liveable city, the 2016 Congress theme will be “ITS – Enhancing Liveable Cities and Communities”. The Congress will bring together 6,000 to 8,000 ITS professionals for a comprehensive program with hundreds of speakers, an exhibition, equipment demonstrations and technical tours.

Australia organised the successful 2001 ITS World Congress in Sydney. Visit:


Further information:

Susan Harris 

Chief Executive Officer 

+61 (0)408 794 532 


Felicity Robertson

Media Advisor 

+61 3 9426 5388



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