NTC, Austroads partnership to have strong C-ITS focus

NTC and Austroads sign agreement to cooperate on research, policy development, implementation and operational matters

November 1, 2013

A strong focus on the introduction of cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) will be at the core of a new partnership between the National Transport Commission (NTC) and Austroads.

The two associations signed an agreement to work together on road transport issues such as research, policy development, implementation and operational matters.

The agreement includes joint work on C-ITS, which allows vehicles and surrounding infrastructure to exchange information about the location, speed and direction of other road users.

"As technology changes, organisations like the NTC and Austroads need to provide policy and technical guidance on related issues such as privacy, liability and driver distraction," NTC CEO Paul Retter says.

The NTC will work with Austroads to identify research opportunities and help develop Austroads’ strategic plan and annual work program.

Austroads will have input into developing the NTC’s policies on transport regulatory and operational reform, mainly through research projects.

"The agreement will make implementation of national transport reforms more practical and effective," Retter says.

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