Centre for Road Safety

Our video shows how new technology in the Illawarra region allows drivers to receive safety messages about upcoming hazards and potential crashes. Read a transcript.

Australia's largest CITS project

The Cooperative Intelligent Transport Initiative (CITI) is a CITS testing facility (known as a ‘testbed’) in the Illawarra region, south of Sydney. It is the only large-scale CITS testbed dedicated to heavy vehicles in the world.

CITI allows heavy vehicle drivers to receive safety messages about upcoming hazards and potential crashes. The messages come via technology attached to other vehicles, as well as structures such as traffic signals.

Safety broadcasts

Drivers in participating vehicles will see the following messages:

  • Intersection collision warning
  • Forward collision warning
  • Heavy braking ahead warning
  • Traffic signal phase information
  • Speed limit information

Features of the CITI testbed

  • 60 vehicles fitted with CITS.
  • A roadside transmission station broadcasts speed limit information to heavy vehicles about the 40km/h truck and bus zone down the Mount Ousley descent.
  • Three intersections equipped with CITS to provide red signal information.
  • A data collection and storage system
  • A licence from the Australian Communications and Media Authority to broadcast on the 5.9GHz radio spectrum.

How can I find out more information?

For enquiries, please contact the CITI team.

Email: CITI.Support@transport.nsw.gov.au

Telephone: 1300 679 472.

Partners

CITI was established with contributions from the Australian Government and Data61 (formerly known as NICTA).