Nominees for the ninth annual ITS Australia National Awards have been announced, with innovation a key theme for each of the nominations.

The prestigious annual National ITS Awards recognise high-level individual and team achievement in the intelligent transport industry, and are an opportunity to celebrate innovation and reward excellence.

The Awards will be hosted by ITS Australia at Sofitel Brisbane on 22 November 2018, where the winners will be announced.

The nominees are:

Industry Award

  • EastLink – for the Freeway Tunnel Ventilation On-Demand System
  • GOFAR – for GOFAR telematics solution
  • Transurban – for LinktGO – Mobile Tolling Solution

Government Award

  • Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads – for iMaps – State-Wide Operations Map
  • Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads – for Successfully Integrating and Leveraging Off Multiple ITS Technologies to Perform Real-Time Performance Metrics and Analytics for the Commonwealth Games
  • Transport for NSW – for the On-Demand Transport Pilot Program

Automated Vehicle Award (sponsored by the Australian and New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative – ADVI)

  • Centre for Technology Infusion, La Trobe University – for The Autonobus Pilot Project
  • National Transport Commission – for Changing Driving Laws to Support Automated Vehicles Project
  • Transport for NSW – for the Connected and Automated Vehicle Program

Research Award

  • Advanced Data Analytics in Transport, Data61 CSIRO – for an Artificial Intelligence Engine for Traffic Congestion Management
  • Infrastructure Victoria – for Automated and Zero Emissions Vehicles Infrastructure – Evidence Base

Young Professional Award

  • Jonathan Coulson, VITRONIC Australia
  • Michael Cybulski, Retina Visions
  • Andrew Hooley, Transport for NSW
  • Mikaela Stewart, Cubic Transportation Systems

Neil Scales, Director-General, Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland, the keynote speaker for the event, said, “The ITS Australia National Awards are a valued part of the annual calendar for transport and technology alike.

“Integrated transport networks are an important responsibility to the community, and I know there is so much work going on in Queensland alone. I am looking forward to hearing about the best projects and programs Australia has on offer that contribute to ensuring all Australians have appropriate transport choices and fair access to the transport system.”

Gino Dompietro, Chair of the Awards Committee, said, “The industry has again impressed us not only by submitting a record number of nominations, but also with the extremely high quality of the nominations for this year’s awards.”

ITS Australia Chief Executive, Susan Harris, said that the increased number of submissions for the Young Professional Award, in particular, demonstrates the continued interest in development of the ITS Industry.

“Our industry is fast paced and dynamic, and provides many exciting career paths. The increased competition for the Young Professional Award continues to signal industry investment in young people and that young professionals are making the most of their opportunities,” said Ms Harris.

“ITS Australia sponsors the winner of the Young Professional Award to attend the next ITS World Congress, which will be held in Singapore October 2019, and we will look forward to the participation of 2018 Young Professional Award winner.”

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