Taking car smarts to Detroit – NICTA injects Australian ICT into global transport design

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NICTA heads to 21st Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress in Detroit: 7-11 September 2014

This September, in front of more than 10,000 of the world’s leading transportation policymakers, researchers, high-tech innovators and business professionals at the ITS World Congress in Detroit, NICTA will unveil its latest innovations that are injecting Smart ICT into the complex world of transport infrastructure.

Members of NICTA’s Infrastructure, Transport and Logistics team are leading 20 sessions at the Congress, showcasing how NICTA’s research is making transport networks safer, more efficient and more sustainable. The team will demonstrate how its efforts are currently influencing public policy, decision-making and fostering wealth creation for the wider economy.

Seven NICTA speakers will present in, and/or moderate sessions, at the congress on subjects including:

  • Mobility in smart cities
  • Improving sustainability through Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
  • Traffic incident management based on ‘anomaly detection’
  • Data-driven traffic and public transportation modelling
  • Smart parking systems, open data initiatives in public transport 
  • Optimisation of FMCG profits through smart distribution management
  • The future of connected vehicles


NICTA’s Intelligent Fleet Logistics (IFL) business has won a coveted place at the ITS World Congress Investor Matching event. This event provides competitive young companies and entrepreneurs with the best cutting-edge ideas in sustainability, safety and mobility in transportation with the opportunity to pitch their ideas for funding. IFL’s “Cost to Serve” product suite optimises margin contribution, distribution and operating costs for fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies, and has already proven a success with Australian companies.

ITS World Congress is the leading global event focusing on innovation in transport systems, bringing together public and private sector organisations with innovators and researchers. Australia will host the Congress in Melbourne in 2016.

THE DETAILS: 21st ITS World Congress

When: 7-11 September 2014
Where: Cobo Centre, 1 Washington Blvd. Detroit, MI 48226
Stand: ITS Australia Stand number 1728

NICTA speakers and moderators:

Mr Rob Fitzpatrick - Director, Infrastructure, Transport and Logistics Business Team
Dr Glenn Geers - Technology Director, Infrastructure, Transport and Logistics
Dr Phil Kilby - Research Leader
Mr Ronnie Taib - Senior Research Engineer
Dr Dean Economou - Technology Strategist
Dr Chen Cai - Senior Researcher 
Mr Andrew Purchas - Business Leader, Intelligent Fleet Logistics

NICTA is co-exhibiting with ITS Australia, at Stand 1728. In addition to its driving simulator experience, demonstrating new tools to monitor and measure driver inattention – a leading cause of crashes – NICTA will offer access to a wide range of other research projects for Detroit’s enquiring minds.

View the NICTA ITS Speakers Program.

For further information:
Dorothy Kennedy
Manager, Public Relations, NICTA
Ph: 02 9376 2098 or 0488 229 687

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