Transport Certification Australia (TCA) was today announced as the Official Demonstrations Partner for next year’s Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress in Melbourne.
“TCA is delighted to be continuing a fruitful relationship with ITS Australia, putting the future of this technical enabling capability on the national agenda,” said TCA Chief Executive Officer, Chris Koniditsiotis.
“ITS Australia is pleased to be partnering with TCA for the demonstrations component of the World Congress. This exciting part of the program provides a great opportunity for delegates to experience the latest mobility technologies,” said ITS Australia Chief Executive Officer, Susan Harris.
“As a national government body supporting the growing use of telematics and related intelligent technologies, TCA is uniquely positioned to coordinate practical, real-world demonstrations for the Congress,” said Mr Koniditsiotis.
“Demonstrations of Co-operative ITS (C-ITS) applications and autonomous vehicles are an important way to demonstrate their potential value.”
“Technical demonstrations and tours that showcase applications of the latest ITS technology – such as driverless and autonomous cars – will provide an opportunity for policy makers, practitioners, researchers and ITS providers to share information on social needs, opinions and technical developments.”
ITS Australia released a statement in February 2015 calling for interested parties to participate in the 2016 World Congress demonstration program.
“We anticipate that the calibre of demonstrations at the Congress will achieve the desired impact of informing and convincing government, decision makers, general public and media of the benefits of ITS,” said Mr Koniditsiotis.
“It has been six months since the official call for demonstrations and TCA is encouraged by the innovation and diversity in response. This coincides with the Industry Framework for Trialling Road Freight ITS and Associated Technologies that is being led by TCA and VicRoads and we hope to see this Victorian ingenuity showcased at the Congress.”
“Melbourne’s hard earned reputation as the most liveable city in the world makes it the ideal host for the 23rd ITS World Congress, which will have the theme of ITS – Enhancing Liveable Cities and Communities.”
“We look forward to welcoming the ITS community to our home in October 2016,” said Mr Koniditsiotis.
Further information about demonstrating at the Congress or the Industry Framework can be obtained by contacting Graham Taylor at [email protected] or 03 8601 4600.
Chris Koniditsiotis is a Director of ITS Australia and Chair of the Demonstrations Sub-Committee for the 23rd ITS World Congress.