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Australia’s ITS Award winners making in-roads

  • Posted on Monday 27th, November 2017.

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Australia recently celebrated the achievements of the nation’s most innovative and advanced transport technologies and the organisations and individuals involved.

Held at the Art’s Centre, Melbourne, and attended by The Hon. Ben Carroll MP, Minister for Industry and Employment, the National Awards recognise professional ITS expertise and raise awareness across all levels of government and community about the benefits of ITS technology to cities and communities, the economy, environment and transportation.

Now in their eighth year, and reflecting the growing influence of ITS across transport technology decision making, ITS has reportedly received a record number of nominations from a wide variety of organisations for this year’s awards.

Brian Negus, immediate past ITS President said ITS in Australia is now established as a significant industry sector.

“ITS Australia is internationally recognised as world leading, and brings together Federal, State and Local Governments, multinational corporations, industry sectors, start-ups and research organisations to help shape future transport,” said Negus.

“The rapid rate of technological change and consumer demands for ITS technology not only makes it an exciting time for our industry, but allows it to continue its position as a major employer and economic contributor.

“The industry itself deserves the recognition the Awards bring and congratulations again to the winners,” he said.

ITS Australia Chief Executive, Susan Harris, has said the 2017 ITS Australia National Awards capped off another strong year for the industry.

“Congratulations to our winners and all the nominees. It was a very competitive year and we thank the judging panel for their comprehensive review of all the submissions,” said Harris.

“We were delighted to see more than double last year’s nominations and in particular, it was pleasing there was more recognition of young professionals.

“This increased interest is mirrored in all our ITS Australia events with either record or sold out attendances this year. This is in addition to strong representation internationally at the ITS Asia Pacific Forum held in Hong Kong and the 24th ITS World Congress in Montreal.

“The ITS industry is on an upward curve and we look forward to an exciting and productive 2018,” she said.

ITS Australia congratulated the following winners:

  • Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award – Lauchlan McIntosh AM.
  • Government Award – Transport for New South Wales.
  • Automated Vehicle Award – Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia.
  • Research Award – The University of Melbourne.
  • Young Professional Award – Maintenance Engineer, Timothy Phillips.

(Image L-R: The Hon. Ben Carroll MP, Strategic Advisor, RACV and Immediate Past President, ITS Australia, Brian Negus and Lauchlan McIntosh AM.)

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