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ITS Strategic Directions: A roadmap of ITS activities in Australia and New Zealand
  • Publication no: AP-C95-15
  • ISBN: 978-1-925294-76-7
  • Published: 11 November 2015

Austroads is committed to the delivery of priority areas identified in the Policy Framework for Intelligent Transport Systems in Australia published by the Standing Council on Transport and Infrastructure in 2012. As part of this commitment, Austroads has developed an ITS roadmap that shows collective and road agency activities to achieve the policy outcomes.

The ITS roadmap establishes a shared vision of ITS activities to achieve the effective development and deployment of ITS in Australia and New Zealand. Developed collaboratively by road agencies and ITS-Australia, the roadmap shows collective activities to be led by Austroads to achieve national harmonisation and activities to be progressed by individual road agencies to address local priorities.

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) involve the application of advanced Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to surface transportation in order to achieve enhanced safety, efficiency and environmental benefits. This includes traffic management systems, traveller information and warning systems, and Cooperative ITS (C-ITS) applications involving vehicle to infrastructure and vehicle to vehicle communications.