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Car industry heads into software race

Car suppliers and manufacturers are ploughing money into software acquisitions to stay relevant in a rapidly changing market.  (more…)

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NZ ITS innovation promoted

New Zealand will be promoted as a testing bed for new technology at the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress this week. (more…)

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Kiwi trial of self-drive shuttle

A 15-seat electric shuttle that drives itself will be tested in New Zealand as part of a two-year research trial. (more…)

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EV charging guidelines released

The first set of guidelines in New Zealand for electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities have been released by the NZ Transport Agency. (more…)

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Auto and tech align for self-drive solutions

German carmakers BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz have teamed up with telecommunications firms to fuel infrastructure development for self-driving cars. (more…)

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Charging network aids EV use

A nationwide highway of fast-charging stations will help address one of the main obstacles to New Zealanders buying electric vehicles (EVs), transport minister Simon Bridges says. (more…)

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First driverless trial for NZ

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says an announcement by Volvo and the New Zealand Traffic Institute (Trafinz) of an autonomous vehicle trial is a first for the country. (more…)

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Smarter systems on the way

Some of the issues to come out of this year’s Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress could end up being critical to the motor vehicle industry in New Zealand. That’s the view of Iain McGlinchy, principal adviser for the Ministry of Transport, who attended the conference in Vienna, Austria, late last month. (more…)

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Collaboration key for ITS

An international expert in intelligent transportation systems (ITS) says New Zealand’s challenges to implement these technologies are in line with current developments. (more…)

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ITS – complying with standards

Issues with radio spectrum and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) coverage illustrate why New Zealand must adopt standards that ensure the widest range of intelligent transport systems (ITS) can be used here.

In general, this country looks to bodies such as the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). The Ministry of Transport (MoT) has worked with Standards NZ and ITS NZ for the latter to become part of ISO TC 204 Intelligent Transport Systems2 – a technical committee that sets standards for many ITS aspects. (more…)

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ITS – examples of systems

Information about traffic conditions can be used to manage networks and optimise vehicle movements. The NZTA operates three traffic operations centres – in Auckland with Auckland Transport, Wellington and Christchurch. These monitor conditions and allow operators to intervene, for example, by adjusting signals to maximise efficiency. In the future,developing integrated systems is envisaged. Increased levels of monitoring using cheap new sensors and data from smartphones are likely. (more…)

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