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Industry framework attracts interest from around the globe

8 August 2015

Transport Certification Australia (TCA) today announced the seven shortlisted vendors selected to progress with demonstrations under the new Victorian industry framework for trialling road freight Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and associated technologies, announced by the Victorian Minister for Roads, Road Safety and Ports, the Hon Luke Donnellan MP in February 20151.

“The chance to participate in a world first in the C-ITS space attracted major local and international vendors, of which more than half of the 13 submissions presented will progress to the next stage,” said TCA Chief Executive Officer, Chris Koniditsiotis.

The successful vendors (and partners) are listed below:

Vendor Partner
Vehicle Monitoring Corporation (VMC) (USA) BOC
Transtech Driven (Australia) N/A
Robert Bosch (Germany) AGL
Toll Group
ARRB Group (Australia) Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty Ltd
University of Melbourne
Q-Free (Norway) HMI Technologies
HERE (Belgium) N/A
BIGmate Transport (Australia) Garmin
SkyWave KORE

“Each of the shortlisted vendors proposed innovative Cooperative ITS (C-ITS) solutions that align with Victoria’s road freight priorities. TCA and VicRoads will progress on-the-ground deployments of successful applicants over the next 12 months.”

“The Industry Framework – which leverages the National Telematics Framework – is breaking new ground by facilitating the deployment of a collection of new technologies to test their effectiveness in a real-world environment, drawing upon VicRoads ITS infrastructure.”

“The Framework also provides an opportunity to demonstrate these applications of technology during the ITS World Congress in Melbourne, of which TCA is the official demonstrations partner.”

“Technical demonstrations and tours that showcase applications of the latest ITS technology will provide an opportunity for policy makers, practitioners, researchers and ITS providers to share information on social needs, opinions and technical developments.”

“The Industry Framework is a leading example of how the road freight and logistics sector, the technology sector and government can work together for a common goal of enabling innovative proposals that improve public safety and efficiency outcomes,” said Mr Koniditsiotis.

Further information about this initiative or the World Congress demonstrations can be obtained by contacting Graham Taylor on 03 8601 4600 or [email protected]

  1. TCA Media Release – TCA and VicRoads Welcome Innovative ITS Applications for Heavy Vehicles