The global transport modelling company Aimsun has been honoured with a top prize at the ITS Australia awards for a project which helps solve traffic jams before they happen.
It Smart Transport Infrastructure Award for its M4 Smart Motorway Project – Simulation-Based Support for Smart Motorway Infrastructure. This real-time transport management support system fuses live traffic data, analytics and transport modelling. The system guides control room operators to apply the best response plan to proactively minimise congestion using the ITS tools already at their disposal.
“We are pleased to win the award. The team and our partners have been working hard to deploy the Aimsun Live solution in Australia, specifically to match the client user. The efficiency of Aimsun software, the speed of cloud-based simulation, and excellent real-time data made it possible to deliver the complex modelling required,” said Scott Aitken, Managing Director, Aimsun.
“The Aimsun Live solution formulates two predictions: one through advanced analytics, machine learning and AI, which provides a pattern-matching prediction; we then use that as an input into the simulation model, which provides the most accurate prediction of the future traffic conditions and the alternative response plans.”
The ITS Australia Awards recognise the outstanding projects and professionals that advanced Australian transport technology throughout 2021. The awards raise awareness across all levels of government and industry about the benefits of ITS technology to Australian people and cities, the economy, environment, and transportation.
“Every year our industry raises the bar, delivering work that propels the Australian transport ecosystem forward,” said Dean Zabrieszach, ITS Australia President.
“As we emerge from the pandemic, Australian transport users are asking new questions about how they travel. This week’s award winners are beginning to offer answers to those questions, delivering new and innovative technologies that increasingly impact and improve the lives of all Australians by enabling more seamless movement through the nation’s transport networks.”
Other prizes were won by Lexus Australia for its C-ITS research within the Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot, NTT Data for its Occupancy and Crowd Monitoring Solution, Smart Transit Victoria, Robert Bosch (Australia) for its Connected and Automated Vehicle Highway Pilot Trial on Victorian Rural Roads and the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications for the National Freight Data Hub.
The Young Professional Award sponsored by Transurban went to George Funnell, Systems Engineer at SAGE Group and the The 2021 recipient of the Max Lay Lifetime Achievement Award is Peter Bentley for a 45-year career contributing to the success of a diverse range of companies in the transportation, infrastructure and defence sectors.
(Picture – Aimsun)