Skymeter wins Intertraffic Innovation Award

Canada-based Skymeter Corporation has won the overall 2010 Intertraffic Innovation Award. The company succeeded with its smart road-use device which it has designed to handle a wide range of automotive mobility-related payment needs, including road user charging, parking fees, insurance and carbon metering, as well as reward schemes to encourage differential driving times, carpooling or teleworking.
Parking & Access Control / January 31, 2012
Hassan and Hassan with the Intertraffic Innovation Awards
Skymeter's JD Hassan, VP global business development (right) and Foppe Mijnlieff, senior project sales engineer, with the Intertraffic Innovation Awards
Canada-based 767 Skymeter Corporation has won the overall 2010 70 Intertraffic Innovation Award. The company succeeded with its smart road-use device which it has designed to handle a wide range of automotive mobility-related payment needs, including road user charging, parking fees, insurance and carbon metering, as well as reward schemes to encourage differential driving times, carpooling or teleworking.

Specific innovations include the mitigation of urban canyon-derived errors, privacy protection ranging from full anonymity for private motorists to full transparency in logistics management, and charging reliability independent of map matching.

Skymeter was also the individual sector winner in the ITS/Traffic Management category. The Awards Jury saw it as a technology for the future and one which seemingly addresses many apparent concerns over using satellite tracking for traffic management applications.

Other Innovation Award category winners, announced during Intertraffic 2010 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, which was held from 23-26 March, were German company 5845 Gevas Software in the Cooperative Systems category; 53 Gatsometer, the Netherlands, Environmental category; 1908 Crown International, UK, Infrastructure, 1911 Lidror, Israel, Parking, and 1914 Badennova, Spain, in the Safety category.