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Press release

12/10/2018

Kapsch TrafficCom participates in Connected Vehicle Pilot in Australia.

Delivery of 30 roadside C-ITS devices installed for pilot project.

Vienna/Melbourne, December 10, 2018 – Kapsch TrafficCom secured a two-year contract for the Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot, Australia’s largest trial of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) technologies, being delivered by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR). From late 2019 onwards, the pilot project makes use of Kapsch roadside units deployed along a distributed roadside ITS station network in and around the City of Ipswich, close to Brisbane.

Overall, there will be about 500 public and fleet vehicles retro fitted with C-ITS technologies, and 30 roadside C-ITS devices installed on roads and motorways. The Pilot will examine the safety benefits of a connected vehicle ecosystem, whilst laying the technical foundations for the future generation of smart transport infrastructure. TMR are working in collaboration with Kapsch’s research & development centre through this Pilot.

The Pilot includes the testing of eight safety use-cases, including vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) applications. These use cases include:

  • Emergency braking warning (V2V)
  • In-vehicle speed warning (V2I)
  • Turning warning for bicycle riders and pedestrians (V2V)
  • Road works warning (V2I)
  • Back-of-queue-warning (V2I)
  • Red light violator warning (V2I/V2V)
  • Red light warning (V2I)
  • Stopped or slow vehicle warnings (V2V)

“As a technology industry leader at the forefront of mobility applications, we are committed to supporting road safety campaigns worldwide with our innovative V2X solutions. From the vehicle to roadside or the cloud, our solutions span across all kinds of connected resources in road transportation like pedestrians, bicyclists or vehicles. Our strategic Connected Road initiative is essential in advancing our C-ITS footprint,” said Alexander Lewald, CTO of Kapsch TrafficCom.

“We have strong alignment with the goals and objectives of both the Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot, and TMR’s Road Safety Policy, and we trust that by working together to develop and deploy these new technologies in Australia, we can work towards minimising both road and pedestrian injuries and deaths on Queensland’s roads”, adds Soren Tellegen, Executive Vice-President of Kapsch TrafficCom Australia.

Kapsch has a strong track record in communication standards through existing tolling technologies and extensive experience with C-ITS systems, and has been a driving force in ETSI and ISO standardization forums and interest groups throughout the world. The Australian Federal Government and industry have agreed to align with the European standards.

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said working with world leading organisations would provide an opportunity for the Queensland Government to demonstrate to road users the safety-related features of cooperative, or connected, vehicle technologies.

“I am pleased a major milestone in the development and delivery of this project has been reached in confirming Kapsch as a partner in the Pilot. All organisations involved have a track record for delivering quality ITS projects and have experience in the emerging area of connected vehicles” said Minister Bailey.


Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of intelligent transportation systems in the fields of tolling, traffic management, smart urban mobility, traffic safety and security, and connected vehicles. As a one-stop solutions provider, Kapsch TrafficCom offers end-to-end solutions covering the entire value creation chain of its customers, from components and design to the implementation and operation of systems. The mobility solutions supplied by Kapsch TrafficCom help make road traffic safer and more reliable, efficient, and comfortable in urban areas and on highways alike while helping to reduce pollution.

Kapsch TrafficCom is an internationally renowned provider of intelligent transportation systems thanks to the many projects it has brought to successful fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. As part of the Kapsch Group, Kapsch TrafficCom has subsidiaries and branches in more than 30 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). Kapsch TrafficCom currently has more than 5,200 employees, and generated revenue of approximately EUR 693.3 million in fiscal year 2017/18.

 

Press contact:

Alf Netek
Chief Marketing Officer & Press Officer
Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
P +43 50811 1700
alf.netek@kapsch.net
Alexandra Vieh
Head of Marketing and PR, Global
Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
P +43 50811 1728
alexandra.vieh@kapsch.net

Investor contact:

Hans Lang
Investor Relations Officer
Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
P +43 50 811 1122
ir.kapschtraffic@kapsch.net