Queensland to shine at the ITS World Congress 2016


The World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITSWC) is one of the biggest global events in transport – and this October it’s coming to Melbourne, bringing 7000 delegates from about 60 countries worldwide.

The 23rd annual ITSWC will run from October 10 to 14, focusing on innovation and technology – how they help solve our transport challenges and transform how we travel.

From big data, to automated and connected vehicles, the congress will be exposing the next big things in transport technology.

The theme for this year’s ITSWC is Enhancing Liveable Cities and Communities, highlighting the role of ITS in delivering safety, mobility and environmental benefits across road, rail, sea and air transport.

Queensland, and Australia more broadly, is at the forefront of ITS development and deployment in many fields, particularly in the areas of motorway and arterial road operations, public transport services, freight access and safety, vehicle automation and traveller information.

In demonstration of the strong collaboration in ITS delivery within Queensland, the Department of Transport and Main Roads has partnered with 13 Queensland-based innovative transport technology organisations to have a collective presence in Melbourne.

Known as the Queensland Pavilion, the partners are proud to be the official Exhibition Partner of the ITS World Congress 2016.

The Queensland Pavilion will have a major shared space within the congress exhibition, and host a number of events throughout the week to showcase Queensland innovation.

During the congress the Queensland Pavilion will be showcasing Queensland’s unique capabilities and achievements in research, development and deployment of integrated ITS solutions that support multi-modal transport system operations.

Another important driver for our collective involvement in the ITSWC is to learn from others about how they are approaching similar transport challenges, and taking advantage of new and emerging technologies to deliver better services to their customers – so we can bring back new knowledge to Queensland.

The Queensland Pavilion will be hosting a post-congress technical tour on Multi-modal ITS in Brisbane on Monday October 17. This technical tour will help connect congress delegates with our local experts – showing them behind the scenes of ITS operations in Australia’s New World City, Brisbane.

Registrations for the congress and technical tour can be made here.

Connect with the Queensland Pavilion and watch out for more exciting ITS World Congress 2016 updates over the next few months:

Twitter: @ITSQueensland

LinkedIn: ITS Queensland group

The Queensland Pavilion partners are:

  • Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Motor Accident Insurance Commission
  • Brisbane City Council
  • Transmax
  • J1-LED
  • Logix Engineering
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Aurecon
  • Intellidesign
  • RACQ
  • netBI
  • Excel Technology Co
  • Juvana
  • Integral Technology Solutions