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26 Nov. 2020

ITS Australia National Awards


The ITS Australia National Awards are a celebration of excellence in the Australian Intelligent Transport Systems industry.

The awards recognise and celebrate the growing influence of ITS across transport technology, with each year seeing a growth in the number of nominations being received which is testament to the increased strength and profile of the Intelligent Transport Systems industry in Australia . . . reinforcing Australian ITS capability and position as a world leader in transport technology development and deployment. A record-breaking number of submissions were received in 2020.

The Awards, this year broadcast online, recognise the outstanding projects and people that have advanced Australian transport technology throughout the year.

Media Release

ITS Australia National Award Winners Announced (Melbourne 30/11/20)

Congratulations to ITS Australia Award Winners 2020


Dr Peter Sweatman

The University of Melbourne's Dr Peter Sweatman has been recognised for his leading role in the advancement of Australian transport technology, receiving Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Australia's highest honour, the Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award. The globally recognised award celebrates the achievements of leaders in the transport industry and ITS.

Throughout his 30-year career, Dr Sweatman has driven global innovation in transportation research and the application of R&D. He has emerged as an authoritative and respected international voice on connected and automated vehicles, safety, ITS, transportation research and education, and freight technology and policy. Read more


Data61 CSIRO
A Structural Health Monitoring System for the Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge

In collaboration with Transurban, Data61 and its research and engineering partners (the University of New South Wales, Cisco, Innovation Central Sydney and Rockfield Technologies Australia) have designed and developed an advanced sensing and data platform to monitor the iconic old Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge (the Gateway Bridge) in Brisbane in real time. The platform uses machine learning techniques to detect damage before it can affect public safety.

SAGE Automation
SAGE Edge - Delivering Valuable Insight and Smart Asset Management

SAGE Edge is an IoT data capture device that provides many different capabilities through one device. The SAGE Edge device can be used for multiple applications including SMART City data collection, transport travel time data, tourism pedestrian data and general IoT data management. SAGE Edge is used by local government, road authorities and tourism operators, drawing on real-time data to provide exceptional outcomes for local businesses and the wider community.

M8 Tunnel Remote Access Testing Solution

SICE delivered the OMCS and the ITS systems for WestConnex M8 Tunnel. During its delivery, the COVID-19 outbreak greatly endangered the delivery of the project’s Testing and Commissioning. SICE quickly reacted by implementing a secure and reliable remote access solution, which provided the stakeholders with access to the tests without requiring to be physically present. This solution allowed the project to perform all the scheduled tests on time.


Directed Technologies
Ambulance Victoria Next Generation ITS Solution

Responding to the mission-critical needs of emergency responders, this Australian designed and built Ambulance Victoria connected vehicle ITS solution is deeply embedded into the vehicle electronics and onboard body auxiliary systems, generating unprecedented mission-critical telematics insights into safety system activation, occupant detection, and emergency equipment charging status. Coupled with cloud analytics, the data and learnings have led to improved safety outcomes for paramedics, patients, and the public.


Cohda Wireless
C-ITS (V2X) Technology in Production Vehicles

Cohda’s C-ITS technology features in over 60% of connected vehicle trials worldwide. The company is a partner-of-choice for OEMs and Tier One manufacturers, most recently Volkswagen. VW’s new Golf 8 features the ‘Car2X’ solution which includes Cohda’s standard V2X communication stacks, safety applications and NXP’s RoadLINK® V2X solution, also supported by Cohda. This positions local technology at the forefront of the global shift to a being connected and intelligent.


Transport for NSW
When to Travel Physical Capacity Indicator

Transport for NSW is helping customers make informed and safe travel decisions during COVID by providing information that aligns on-board capacity to physical distancing guidelines. Recent historical data is calculated to provide an estimation of expected capacity for all trains, buses, ferries, light rail and metro services. This estimated capacity is shown when real-time data is unavailable to provide customers with information they need to determine if travel is safe.


Data61 CSIRO
Transit Assignment Engine: The Agent-based Simulation Engine Enriched with Disease Spread Model

CSIRO teamed up with Transport for NSW to develop a Traffic Assignment Engine with a Disease Spread Model (TAE+SEIR) for in-depth analysis of virus spread patterns in transit networks and the impact of non-pharmaceutical mitigation measures. It combines transit assignment, agent-based microscopic simulation model, and a single point disease spread model mimicking the infectious disease spread between passengers allowing to identify hotspots and spread patterns to support strategic and operational decision making.

This award is sponsored by iMOVE Australia


Abdulmalik Alyousfi - Transurban
Azadeh Emami
- The University of Melbourne

Keynote Speakers

Hon. Vicki Ward MP Parliamentary Secretary for Transport / Victorian Government
Neil Scales OBE Director-General, CEO and Chair / Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads


IMOVE Australia
Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads
Victoria Department of Transport
Directed Technologies
Excel Technology
Logix Engineering

Read more about this year's awards

ITS Australia National Award Winners Announced

All the winners from the 2020 ITS Australia National Awards

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ITS Australia Awards Showcase – Week Four

This week's videos feature work from SAGE Automation, Transport for NSW and IAG

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ITS Australia Awards Showcase – Week Three

This week's videos feature work from Data 61 CSIRO, Transport for NSW and TCA

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ITS Australia Awards Showcase – Week Two

This week's videos feature more of the outstanding work nominated for the ITS Australia Awards 2020

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ITS Australia Awards Showcase – Week One

We highlight some of the industry leading technologies vying for this year's ITS Australia Awards

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2020 ITS Australia National Awards Finalists Announced

Media release announcing all finalists for the 2020 ITS Australia National Awards

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Global Intelligent Transport Leader Peter Sweatman Awarded Lifetime Achievement

Media release announcing Dr Peter Sweatman as the recipient of the 2020 Max Lay Award

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