A Memorandum of Understanding to cement future cooperation between ITS Australia and ITS Ireland was signed in Copenhagen at the 2018 ITS World Congress. The purpose of the MoU is to promote collaboration in ITS research, planning, promotion and deployment of technologies, and to improve membership value through research, education and commercial cooperation.
Ireland and Australia are both making strong advances in the development of intelligent transport technology and the exchange of information between the nations will be highly beneficial to continue the progress.
The MoU will permit exchanges of ITS professionals and information, educational and professional development initiatives, and the joint marketing and promotion of events in each country. At the signing of the MoU, ITS Australia President Dean Zabrieszach and ITS Ireland Vice Chairperson Donal Hodgins agreed that the cooperation will lead to more effective and better organised development and deployment of intelligent transport systems in Australia and Ireland, and facilitate communication between the organisations’ members and leaders.
Zabrieszach said his organisation is excited to announce the establishment of a formal MoU with ITS Ireland. “We look forward to collaborating more closely regarding ITS developments in particular connected and automated vehicles, as well as Mobility as aService. We will also look to identify opportunities to collaborate on the education and professional development of ITS professionals in both countries”.
Hodgins added: “As ITS has emerged as a mainstream technology, and ITS Ireland is pushing forward with advances in this area, the global issues surrounding congestion, safety, and sustainability must be addressed through international collaboration. This MOU is an excellent step forward.”