ITS experts meet in Melbourne

Chris Koniditsiotis

Having brought together many of the world’s leading authorities on telematics and intelligent transport systems (ITS), the ISO TC 204 meeting held recently in Melbourne focused on government and industry efforts to advance international standards for ITS.

According to Chris Koniditsiotis, chief executive of Transport Certification Australia (TCA), the development of telematics and ITS represents the next frontier of road use and safety management.

“TCA is leading the international development of a framework for collaborative telematics applications for regulated commercial freight vehicles,” Chris said. “The international framework leverages the founding principles of the TCA’s National Telematics Framework (NTF).”

The TCA’s NTF was developed to avoid creating a rigid solution that could not adapt to meet changes in technology, industry and society, by recognising the relationships between four essential and interconnected pillars – policy, technical, operational and commercial – each crucial to the advancement of telematics or other ITS solutions.

“TCA’s Dr Charles Karl, as the convenor of ISO TC 204 Sub-Working Group 7.4, will continue to lead the establishment of an international standard that will promote greater global harmonisation across ITS,” Koniditsiotis continued. “We are working with others across the globe to progress international standards for telematics and ITS which draw on the practical experience of participating countries.

“Collaboration between Australia and other countries is helping to advance an open performance based approach that encourages rather than stifles interoperability and innovation,” he concluded. 

Further details about ISO TC 204 can be found at

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