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DPTI scoops the pool at national intelligent transport system awards

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

20 October 2016


Our department has scooped the pool at the 2016 Intelligent Transport Systems Australia National Awards winning two awards recognising our leadership in connected and autonomous vehicle technology.

Our Addinsight app –which forewarns drivers when they are approaching congestion and traffic delays – won the Government Award, while our work hosting the first southern hemisphere driverless vehicle demonstration and introducing legislation for on-road trials was recognised with the Automated Vehicle Award.

Developed our department, the Addinsight app uses real-time Bluetooth traffic data to generate verbal warnings through a vehicle’s hands-free phone network.

More than 11,000 motorists have downloaded the free app which is available on both Apple and Android. It is currently being trialled by five other road authorities within Australia and New Zealand with commercial agreements possibly being reached within the next year.

Our department was also recognised with a new award, the Automated Vehicle Award, sponsored by the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) for hosting the Southern Hemisphere’s first on-road driverless car trials and introducing legislative changes to encourage the testing of autonomous vehicles in South Australia.

The awards were announced at the closing dinner of the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Melbourne, acknowledging the best and the brightest in the industry.

Congratulations to our people behind both successful award nominations. 

For more information on the app go to the Addinsight website.