City of Olsztyn, Poland
Olsztyn (175,000 inhabitants) and capital of Warmia and Mazury Region in North Poland implemented a full ITS solution for its citizens. A traffic management centre opened, including 2 video walls and 10 station operators connected to several cameras at intersections. ITS solutions include information boards, 35 stationary ticket machines, 150 mobile machines and the city card. Olsztyn benefits from an ITS system that can be envied by numerous European cities. Knowing the difficulties for medium sized cities to implement holistic ITS solutions, the Polish city of Olsztyn can be regarded as a real ITS Hero.
Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Australia
The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads vision is to create a single integrated transport network accessible to everyone. In a Queensland first, the Department has deployed a Real-Time Travel Information system (Real-Time) that provides accurate service information for public transport stops and stations across the TransLink South East Queensland network. The system uses on-vehicle 3G/GPS technology to track vehicles and combines timetable data with prediction logic to determine service departure times. This multi-modal service (bus, train and ferry) covers numerous local government jurisdictions and over 18 operators. Combined with the release of the MyTransLink mobile application, the Real-Time system has improved passenger information, allowing customers to make travel choices based on actual, not scheduled, travel times.
Michigan Department of Transportation, United States
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is being awarded for its mobility efforts, working in partnership with automobile manufacturers and suppliers, universities and local agencies. MDOT has set a vision for a connected vehicle environment encompassing a large segment of southeast Michigan, centered along the freeway and surrounding arterial network in the metropolitan Detroit area. This corridor goes through the heart of Michigan’s automotive and technology development area, and links to several other connected vehicle Pilot deployments, including the USDOT’s test bed in Oakland County, a deployment in the City of Detroit, and the Safety Pilot Model Deployment / Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment. Over many years of sustained investment, MDOT’s long term connected vehicle vision encompasses communities outside of the metropolitan Detroit area, resulting in “connected regions” and a “connected state”.