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18 January 2022

SAGE Automation – Award Showcase

ITS Australia


Today we're continuing our showcase of some of the outstanding work and people nominated for the ITS Australia Awards 2021. George Funnell, Systems Engineer at SAGE Automation is a finalist for Young Professional Award.

At SAGE, George is part of a major smart school zone crossing project for approximately 600 sites in Tasmania. The project delivers Electronic Speed Limit Signs capable of connecting to the ITS network, enabling remote monitoring and maintenance, and deployment of calendar updates. It uses the SAGE Edge device as a gateway for monitoring in the field and sending messages to configure the school zone display.

Through his, work George hopes to build a future with more safe and reliable transport for a wider population within Australia, and believes AVs are vital for achieving those outcomes. Throughout his academic, and now professional careers, George has shown that integrating AVs onto the road network could be further improved using V2I and V2X, allowing a deeper level of processing that enables vehicles to navigate intersections seamlessly. Utilising GLOSA would enable priority access for AVs and allow them to travel at set speeds to meet green lights, improving reliability and providing more comfortable transport routes for wider demographics. George's role within SAGE’s Transport team involves engaging with graduate engineers and work placement students to share ITS industry knowledge. This recently extended to presenting to school groups, including several girls’ schools, to showcase career possibilities in STEM.

Learn more about SAGE Automation

SAGE Automation is an Australian company with offices across every state and territory, and an Australian-based advanced manufacturing facility. It delivers tailored end-to-end solutions including project design, engineering, commissioning, training, 24/7 service and remote support via the National Operations Centre.

SAGE Automation’s Transport division develops and delivers technologies that are creating accessible, integrated transport solutions and smart cities of the future. These solutions include: end-to-end transport projects, congestion management, autonomous shuttles, intermodal transport, data analytics, smart city innovations, and operations and maintenance.

SAGE's goal is to help improve road end user experience, reduce life cycle costs, lessen environmental impact, and prepare our transport systems for the future.


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