A Capability Register presented by
Supported by the Victorian Government
Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development
National Telematics Industry Capability Roadmapping is
AEEMA Ltd – www.aeema.asn.au
ABN 80 008 467 481
ITS Australia Inc. – www.its-australia.com.au
ABN 24 090 235 493
In 2005, the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources, launched the
Inaugural Australian Telematics Capability Register, which showcased a range of Australian companies
and organisations in the rapidly emerging automotive and transport telematics sector.
The Minister’s foreword noted that ‘telematics is a combination of wireless, voice and data
communication systems aimed at providing drivers with safety and travel information, including vehicle
tracking, real-time traffic data, emergency aid and entertainment from a central service centre’.
Most importantly, telematics products and systems provide the tools by which contemporary issues such
as traffic congestion, safety and security can be addressed, particularly in the urban areas of Australia.
They also provide a mechanism to reduce vehicle emissions, to generate fuel savings, to value-add to our
local automotive OEM industry and to stimulate new export activity.
The leadership of AEEMA in liaison with ITS Australia, the continuing engagement of the private sector,
the facilitation role played by the Australian and Victorian Governments in support of the Electronics
Industry Action Agenda, and the strong collaboration demonstrated within the Telematics Cluster
environment; have all been compelling features of the Australian Telematics Industry Initiative.
This second Australian Telematics Industry Capability Register extends well beyond the scope of
the inaugural Handbook, both in terms of the number of companies listed, as well as the diversity and
breadth of national capabilities in this rapidly evolving sector. The significant increase in the number of
companies in the telematics value-chain in Australia is one benchmark of this high-growth industry’s
Finally, the support of AusIndustry, which provided the funds for mapping the Australian Telematics
Industry under the Industry Cooperative Innovation Program (ICIP) project ‘Defining the Australian
Telematics Industry’, has made this initiative possible.
The Australian Telematics Industry Capability Register provides one of the foundations for the further
development of a new employment-generating and wealth-creating industry for Australia.
Australian Telematics Project Leader, and
Managing Director, Global Innovation Centre
On behalf of AEEMA
Online software update
Front door camera
Car to car gaming
Personal photo display
Rear seat access
Automated FBT Reporting
Real time traffic
Traffic camera view
Car park vacancies and prices
Nearest fuel and prices
Tollway account balance
Low battery alert
Medical record link
Telematics Services Road Map
ARRB Transport Research
Australian Microelectronics Centre
Bevington Process Management Tools
Clipsal Integrated Systems
& Infrastructure Technology
Datacard South Pacific Pty Ltd
Department of State
& Regional Development
Directed Electronics Australia
Eaton Electric Systems
Excel Technology Group
Giesecke & Devrient Australasia
Global Innovation Centre
Griffith University Intelligent Control
Infinity Design Development
Intelligent Transport Systems
Monash Professional Group
Monash University Accident
National ICT Australia
Parsons Brinckerhoff Australia
Polar Electronic Industries
Position One Consulting
QNX Software Systems
R.F. Technologies Aust
Robert Bosch (Australia)
Robin Trim Marketing
Schefenacker Vision Systems Aust
Sentinel Geo Systems
Siemens VDO Automotive
SkyNet Mobile Communications
Smart Car Technologies
SpeedMate Road Safety Systems
Swinburne Centre for
The Macservice Group
The PAC Group
Transport Roundtable Australasia
Unique Micro Design
Telematics Services Road Map
Australian Telematics Capability
Intelligent Transport Systems Australia
GPO Box 1966
Canberra ACT 2601
Tel: +61 (0) 2 6204 1300
The Australian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association Ltd (AEEMA) is the peak national
industry association in Australia representing over 400 infrastructure providers for Australia’s ICT,
electronics, and electrical manufacturing industries. AEEMA is leading a national strategic plan aimed
at developing further Australian capabilities in contract electronics manufacturing of complex products,
integrated systems for home networking and transport telematics. The Association is closely linked with
the principal Australian R&D institutions specialising in a wide range of ICT technologies that include
electronics, photonics, nanotechnology and automotive electronics.
The Australian Telematics Industry Initiative was established in early 2004 to develop the emerging
telematics industry in Australia. It has been extremely successful in bringing together contributing sectors
such as wireless/ICT, electronics and automobile/transport. AEEMA is working to establish foundations
for the sustainable growth of the industry.
An industry-led approach, facilitated by government, is essential in addressing and optimising domestic
and international project opportunities in key niche markets that are within the capabilities of the emerging
The main goal of the Australian Telematics Industry Initiative is ‘to deliver a common purpose to a
fragmented industry, ensuring commonality, vision and strategy is developed by the industry as a whole.
It will allow Australia to assume a place on the world stage, and not be a fringe player’. Significant
progress has been made since the early beginnings of the Initiative in achieving this goal.
The Australian Telematics Industry Cluster model, with its associated activities, will continue to enhance
a new industry that is already generating considerable employment and economic benefits to this country.
AEEMA manages the Australian National Telematics Cluster from its new Melbourne base. In addition to
its membership services, policy and submissions to government and the establishment of internationally
recognised industry standards are a key component of the Association’s broad activities.
Australian Telematics Capability
Safe, Smart and Connected
Australia has a substantial potential market for telematics systems. One million new passenger and
commercial vehicles are registered per year and there are 13.5 million vehicles on our roads. 74.2% of
this number are passenger vehicles and approximately one third of these relate to commercial fleets.
400,000 vehicles are manufactured in Australia each year of which 125,000 are exported.
Within a few years, new pas