Intelematics veteran to get ITS Australia lifetime award
First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Intelematics veteran Brian Smith is to receive the ITS Australia Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award for advancing the country’s navigation technology.
Rod Chapman, CEO of Intelematics says: “Today, thanks in large part to Brian, Intelematics uses the Suna Traffic Channel to provide traffic congestion and incident information to more than 4 million Australian and 2.5 million New Zealand drivers.”
Intelematics provides vehicle manufacturers, road authorities and fleets with services including vehicle tracking and management, 24/7 emergency response assistance and traffic data as a service.
ITS Australia’s president Dean Zabrieszach says Smith has dedicated the past 30 years to advancing Australian ITS technologies.
“Brian is perhaps most highly regarded for his work delivering the nation’s first RDS-TMC digital traffic service in 2007,” he continues. “Today, Brian continues to advocate for safer, better transport for Australia.”
Smith will be formally honoured at the ITS Australia Awards presentation night dinner in Adelaide on 21 November.