The Intelligent Mobility Award went to SkedGo for Adapting MaaS Technology to Create People-Centric Mobility Solutions. In this initiative, SkedGo adapted its MaaS technology to a diverse range of communities. This approach allows governments, transport authorities, businesses and nonprofits to launch highly tailored, localised solutions serving demographics such as commuters, employees, students, and underserved communities.
“Creating tailored transport solutions is at the heart of what we do, so it’s a true honour to be achieving ITS’ Award,” John Nuutinen, co-founder and CEO, SkedGo said.
We recognise that one size doesn’t fit all and have purposefully designed our technology to be adaptable to a diverse range of specific needs. This means that governments, transport authorities, businesses, and nonprofits around the world can create highly customised and localised solutions that meet the needs of their communities, whether those be students, the elderly, employees, or people with disabilities.”
The Excellence in Research & Development Award sponsored by iMOVE Australia was won by Acusensus Australia for its Heads-Up Solution. The solution is designed to give authorities an effective tool to address distraction and target illegal driver behaviour. The system captures high resolution, prosecutable evidence of individuals when they break road rules, it operates 24/7 in all weather conditions, working autonomously to capture photographic evidence of illegal driver behaviour.
Acusensus founder and Managing Director Alexander Jannink said he was honoured that his company was acknowledged for its contribution to reducing road trauma and fatalities.
“Our goal is to make the roads as safe as possible. Despite improved vehicle designs and road safety improvements, road fatalities have actually been increasing since 2013, largely attributed to distracted driving. Our technology is designed to prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths and road injuries worldwide,” Jannink said.
“It’s deeply gratifying for our technology to be recognised by the industry for its ability to efficiently change behaviours of road drivers on a larger scale.”
The Excellence in Transport Data Award went to Transdev Australasia for its Network Solutions Analytics. Leveraging cloud computing and machine learning, this technology provides visibility of the entire customer journey by marrying operational data, ticketing information, weather data and other datasets to monitor past performance but also model future demand and schedule adherence. This visibility is made available at all points of the decision chain through dashboards tailored for specific audiences.
Transdev’s Head of Network Solutions Thibaud Robineau said he was proud of Transdev’s ongoing data innovations.
“With this tool we’re able to combine much more data across the entire customer journey,” Mr Robineau said.
“We’re able to review data on commuter behaviour and plan services accordingly, working closely with our government clients to achieve the best outcome.
“Data can be manipulated by operational staff and clients alike, allowing collaboration on network improvements and a firm understanding of the impact of any change through modelling.”
The Young Professional Award sponsored by Transurban resulted in a tie between Amirtha Raj from Arcadis and Nick Collins from The Victorian Department of Transport and Planning.