Get Smart About Intelligent Transportation

October 09, 2017
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All roads lead to Montréal this October 29-November 2 as the international hub of intelligent transporation welcomes the best and brightest in the transport, automotive, telecommunications and technology industries to ITS World Congress 2017. Produced by the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) in conjunction with ITS Canada and co-organized by ITS Europe and ITS Asia-Pacific, the preeminent event gathers together global leaders in intelligent and transformative transportation—from academics, researchers and policymakers to businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and the media—to showcase and evaluate the latest innovative concepts, active prototypes and live systems.

 

With its focus on smart cities, ITS World Congress 2017 takes attendees on a journey into the next generation of transportation innovation through an interactive exploration of integrated mobility. Through a comprehensive offering of industry-leading education, forward-thinking exhibits, groundbreaking demonstrations and technical tours, the event engages attendees from across the entire spectrum of intelligent transportation in five not-to-be-missed days of learning and networking.

Highlights of ITS World Congress 2017 include:

An Industry-Leading Education Program

Tap into cutting-edge insight and engage with renowned experts from a range of industries as they present world-class education sessions in seven dedicated conference tracks. Choose from Connectivity and Autonomy; Infrastructure Challenges and Opportunities; Smart(er) Cities; Data, Security and Privacy; Planning, Operations and Safety; Disruption and New Business Models; and Innovation in a full curriculum of educational offerings. From opening and closing ceremonies and plenaries to papers and information sessions, and from roundtables and B2B and B2G one-on-one discussions to specialized pavilions and Procurement Day, the opportunities for enrichment are endless.

An Engaging, Innovative Exhibit Hall

Connect with the innovators, idea generators, inventors and implemetors representing all sectors of intelligent transportation in ITS World Congress 2017’s extensive exhibit hall. A dynamic showcase of the latest advancements in transportation technology, the exhibit hall is the optimal opportunity to meet and greet with the vendors, suppliers, manufacturers, and movers and shakers driving the intelligent transportation movement forward. Source innovative solutions, witness live demonstrations, build new business relationships and connect with the latest concepts making their mark in the global transportation marketplace.

Thought-Provoking Technical Tours

Take an inspirational trek through the host city of Montréal, an epicenter of intelligent transporation, on a variety of technical tours showcasing the advancements in the connected city’s complex transportation system—from port to underground, bike path to roadway. The tours, which require separate registration, take guests behind the scenes in some of the city’s most innovative sites, including the City of Montréal’s Urban Mobility Management Center, PMG’s Motor Vehicle Test and Research Center and the Society of Transportation de Montréal’s iBus Operations Center. With 13 tour options to choose from, there are opportunities for attendees of all interests to explore intelligent transporation efforts in a variety of categories, including harbor, trucking, bus, connectivity, traffic management, sensors, commuter rail, and motor vehicle testing.

An Interactive Exploration of Smart City Solutions

Take a virtual journey to the connected cities of Christchurch, New Zealand; Columbus, Ohio; Copenhagen, Denmark; Montréal, Quebec City, Canada; and Singapore in the Smart Cities Pavilion, an interactive showcase of intelligent transportation at ITS World Congress 2017.

With the themes of Urban Mobility, Engaged Citizenry, Smart Security, Economic Cluster and Smart Democracy, these demonstrations will illustrate how transformative transportation and integrated mobility solutions are at the epicenter of Smart Cities’ critical infrastructure, which seeks to provide seamless connectivity, improved systems delivery and a better, more equitable quality of life for citizens. Smart Cities include innovations related to traffic management, roadways, rail, parking, bike share, transit, car share, traveler information, connected and autonomous vehicles, integrated mobility, artificial intelligence, dependencies on transportation, addressing equity issues, smart security, smart energy, smart buildings, smart healthcare, smart government, smart fleets, and more.

The NextGen Workforce Program

Look ahead to the future of integrated mobility in this groundbreaking, two-day workshop. Tomorrow’s ITS professionals build vehicles with connected and autonomous capabilities and interact with companies from around the world, shining a spotlight on the workforce of tomorrow. Debuted in San Jose for the 2016 ITS America event, Mobile Comply will once again team up with ITS America to expand this experience on a global scale.

The next generation of integrated mobility begins in Montréal. Don’t miss out! Register today here.

David St. Amant is the Interim President and CEO of ITS America.

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