Transport Certification Australia (TCA) was last night presented with the ITS Asia Pacific Industry Award at the 20th ITS World Congress in Tokyo, Japan.
“This is the first international award TCA has received, demonstrating how the international ITS community is recognising Australia’s own National Telematics Framework,” said TCA Chief Executive Officer, Chris Koniditsiotis.
“I’d like to thank ITS Australia for nominating TCA for this award, and acknowledge the strong competition from the other international finalists.”
“TCA’s work in deploying practical applications through the Framework is widely regarded as world’s best practice to support the use of telematics and intelligent technologies.”
“The ITS Asia Pacific Industry Award highlights how TCA has enabled major productivity, safety and environmental outcomes to be achieved without being predicated on major investment programs.”
“Applications such as the Intelligent Access Program (IAP), Intelligent Speed Compliance (ISC), the Certified Telematics Service (CTS) and On-Board Mass Units (OBMUs) have all been made available through the Framework.”
“Australia has a well deserved reputation for innovative thinking, particularly in the field of transport, where we continue to overcome the challenges of servicing the needs of a small population dispersed across a large land mass.”
“The Award has also recognised how – through the use of IAP and OBMUs – the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads has been able to grant higher productivity access for Performance Based Standards (PBS) combinations on existing infrastructure, without resorting to capital intensive upgrades,” said Mr Koniditsiotis.
On receiving the Award, Mr Koniditsiotis acknowledged Australian innovation in the telematics and transport industries.
“I dedicate this Award to TCA’s certified Service Providers which have more than 15,000 type-approved ready In-Vehicle Units (IVUs) in operation across Australia, and the growing number of transport operators (now over 600) which are benefiting from over 4,000 intelligent access conditions,” said Mr Koniditsiotis.