The 2016 ITS Australia National Awards were announced in Melbourne last week as ITS leaders travelled to Melbourne for the 23rd World Congress on ITS. HERE was recognised with the industry award for the HERE Open Location Platform (OLP, which provides a virtual representation of the real world to enable better planning and management strategies.
The HERE Open Location Platform (OLP) is currently being used to solve the logistics challenge in the new Barangaroo district in Sydney and recently in the Philippines where the company is for the first time comprehensively mapping the nation’s extensive road network.
To manage the flow of trucks, vans and cars delivering hundreds of items per day at the 22-hectare Barangaroo site, HERE partnered with Bestrane to create a dynamic platform to enable them to set and manage arrival and departure times on the go with a live feed of real-time data. The solution allows managers to visualise which assets were in motion and an active ETA based on live traffic information.
Also prominent among the awards was the South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, who have been leading the race for driverless vehicles in Australia and supporting incident management with technology.
The full list of winners includes:
- Industry Award: HERE – The HERE Open Location Platform (OLP)
- Government Award: Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (SA) – Addinsight Smartphone App and Incident Detection System
- Automated Vehicle Award: Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (SA) –The first Southern Hemisphere Driverless Vehicle demonstration and legislation
- Research Award: University of Adelaide – Centre for Automotive Safety Research – Study into demonstrating safety benefit of connected vehicle technology
- Young Professional Award: Benjamin Hanly, Project Engineer from SICE. A certificate of Achievement also went to Candice Robinson, Assistant Engineering Manager with A.D. Engineering International.