The Report captures the key messages and moments of the highly successful 23rd World Congress on ITS in Melbourne, October 2016, and provides valuable insights for the industry going forward. It has been compiled by a team of dedicated on-site rapporteurs, attending over 220 Sessions, including more than 650 speakers and 450 presented papers. The rapporteurs are industry professionals with in-depth knowledge of their specialist field and in addition to key content, they provided observations and insights while capturing the essence of the Congress.

The five day event was hosted by ITS Australia and more than 11,500 delegates attended from 73 countries. It was the largest international association conference held in Australia last year, benefiting the economy by $25 million.
In addition to the speaker program, delegates booked nearly 700 technical tours of key transport centres and experienced more than 3,500 vehicle technology demonstrations.

The Congress was an opportunity to further Australia’s international reputation as an ITS leader, present business opportunities to ITS Australia members and the local ITS community, and enhance connections and networks between the local and international industry.

The Report, illustrated with images from the World Congress, captures key themes including:

  • Challenges and opportunities of Big and Open Data
  • Smart Cities and new urban mobility
  • Automated Vehicles and Cooperative ITS
  • Mobile applications
  • Vehicle and network safety
  • Future freight
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Policy, standards and harmonisation.To download a copy of the ITS Post Congress Report, go to