Bordeaux has added Industry and Local Government names to the ITS Hall of Fame.
For Europe the respective nominees are Here and AustriaTech.
Location cloud company Here has been recognised for its collaboration with the ITS sector to deliver more efficient, environmentally sound and safer transportation.
AustriaTech advises Austrian ministries on mobility matters. To keep ‘Mobility in Motion’, it supports new technology programmes, monitors national and international projects and initiates cross-border services.
Nominees from the Asia-Pacific region are Far Eastern Electronic Toll Collection (FETC) and the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads.
The year after FETC introduced RFID ETC across Taiwan’s freeways, the high utilisation rates enabled nationwide, distance-based multi-lane free flow tolling with 14 million transactions a day and 99.97% accuracy.
In Australia, Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads collaborated with the state’s Emergency Services to develop an Emergency Vehicle Priority system which has reduced emergency response travel times by 20%.
North American nominees are Qualcomm Technologies/Honda R&D Americas and British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (BCMTI).
Honda and Qualcomm’s DSRC vehicle-to-pedestrian crash avoidance project demonstrates a commitment to providing safety for everyone.
In Canada, the BMTI’s regional transportation management centre is an example of innovation. It has improved incident management, functions as a regional data sharing hub and can act as a central emergency facility during an emergency.