The countdown for the ITS event of the year has begun. The ITS World Congress will open its doors on Monday 5 October, kicking off a week of showcase and insight from the top players in the Intelligent Transport Systems sector. In line with this year’s congress motto, “Towards Intelligent Mobility – Better Use of Space”; industry leaders, researchers and policy-makers will meet in Bordeaux to take a look at the present and future of intelligent ground transport.
The daily focus areas of this Congress – Cooperative ITS, Multimodality, Big Data and Smart Cities -match the priorities of the ITS Community, which is actively engaged in shifting from capacity to connectivity − achieving a cooperative, multimodal, safe, seamless and sustainable transport network.
Throughout the week, up to 10.000 participants worldwide are expected to visit the 25,000sqm exhibition area and profit from a massive agenda with over 250 sessions, including Plenary and Executive Sessions with global leaders and High-level technology Summits showcasing the latest technology innovations from around the world, an ITS Competitions programme, a host of ancillary meetings and associated events and a lively social programme.
Multiple UK stakeholders have already confirmed their participation at this prominent event. Among them, representative of ITS UK, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Transport for London, Newcastle University, INRIX, XEROX, Transport Systems Catapult, and many others.
The ITS World Congress is organised by ERTICO ITS Europe and hosted by France’s Aquitaine region, represented by TOPOS. ERTICO is a multi-sector, public/private partnership pursuing the development and deployment of ITS. In turn, TOPOS is an association with expertise in navigation and positioning satellite system, and by extension, intelligent transport systems.
“At this year’s congress we want to demonstrate how cities can use legacy infrastructure in the smartest way,” explains ERTICO CEO, Hermann Meyer. “ITS will be a step-change for many established cities where they will need to layer these new technologies as seamlessly as possible into sometimes centuries old street networks and infrastructure, rather than making massive infrastructure changes all at once.”