The Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) group is part of the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR). The primary objective of the ACFR is to undertake fundamental and applied research in field robotics and intelligent systems that encompass the development of new theories and methods, and the deployment of these into industrial, social and environmental applications. The ITS group has over 20 people including researchers, PhD students, technical support and visitors.
The ITS group has extensive support from industry at the national and international level. Current international project sponsors include the University of Michigan, Ford USA, Ibeo Germany and Renault France. The group is also part of the new Collaborative Research Centre iMOVE, and is currently working on projects with Transport for New South Wales, Cohda Wireless and IAG.
The main aim of the group is the development, deployment and demonstration of new mobility technology. The group has developed several Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) and is working with a number of industry partners, government institutions and the University of Sydney to deploy and demonstrate innovative “smart city” concepts in various domains.
Research goals for the ITS group span various Autonomous Vehicle (AV) technologies, with a strong focus on robustness and providing safety guarantees for long-term autonomous operations working under a wide range of urban scenarios. The focus on robustness and system verification covers all research topics.