TCA CEO to lead international body


Inaugural board member Koniditsiotis has been elected as president of the ISWIM

TCA CEO to lead international body
Chris Koniditsiotis.

 

International non-profit organisation International Society for Weigh-In-Motion (ISWIM) has elected Transport Certification Australia CEO Chris Koniditsiotis as its new president.

Founded in 2007, the organisation is made up of over 700 individual members from 70 countries and 16 vendors as corporate members and seeks the promotion of Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) systems.

Part of the organisation’s inaugural board of 15 international directors, Koniditsiotis was chosen by its members in November to fill the role and will guide both it and the TCA into the future.

"I am honoured to accept this position and to support ISWIM in its goal to advance WIM technologies, standardisation and the application and use of WIM data," he says.

"The goals of ISWIM align closely with TCA’s established role in providing assurance in the use of telematics and related intelligent technologies, and in particular, TCA’s internationally leading work in using On-Board Mass (OBM) systems."  

With the growth in fleet management systems, weight monitoring technology and Performance Based Standards, Koniditsiotis says road managers and regulators are seeing the value in the technology, both in terms of safety and also productivity.

Infrastructure managers are also seeing the benefits, he says, as they compromise on previously restricted routes in return for remote access to truck mass information.

"The link between on-road and in-vehicle is an increasingly co-dependent relationship," Koniditsiotis says.

"With the technology now available, we can connect the two in new and innovative ways, all to produce better safety and productivity outcomes.

"Traditional WIM systems and modern OBM systems can be used together to produce the most accurate and reliable data.

"This in turn is creating better connections between infrastructure stakeholders and in-vehicle system developers."

In terms of his new role, Koniditsiotis says he will "actively lead ISWIM to ensure that these diverse groups continue to take a collaborative approach to advance the use and application of WIM."

"It is relationships such as these that ensure information is shared, that technology is compatible and reduces duplication on an international scale," he says.

"TCA facilitates innovation by working closely with both the telematics and transport industries and other stakeholders.

"I very much look forward to working with the ISWIM Board and Members to advance the application and use of WIM."

Koniditsiotis has been on the ISWIM board since 2007. 

 

 

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