LEXUS AUSTRALIA WINS PRESTIGIOUS ADVANCED TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGY AWARD
Following the trial, two-thirds of participants told researchers it was important to have connected technology fitted in their next vehicle, and that the addition of features such as advanced red-light warnings and speed-limit information would be beneficial to achieving better road safety outcomes.
Aside from the award-winning Queensland trial, Lexus Australia has conducted two additional C-ITS trials in Victoria, including a groundbreaking 18-month Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES) trial in Melbourne that is now reaching conclusion.
In an Australian first, the trial also utilised two specially fitted RX 450h vehicles capable of communicating with trams and emergency services vehicles to issue warnings to drivers and alerts for potential dangers, including pedestrians getting on and off trams.
ITS Australia is the peak body for advanced transport technology in Australia, having partnered with government, industry and academia over the last 30 years to help shape the future of transport.
Working on behalf of over 145 member organisations to promote the development and deployment of new safety technologies, ITS Australia is an independent non-profit organisation affiliated with peak ITS bodies around the world.