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Intelligent Transportation Systems: 22nd ITS World Congress

The Convention Centre Bordeaux

The 22nd World Congress and Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services will be held at the Convention Centre Bordeaux and Exhibition Centre Bordeaux in Bordeaux, France on October 5 – 9, 2015. It will focus on how achieving intelligent mobility will change our lives, and the benefits space can bring to ITS applications.

The theme for this year’s event is “Towards Intelligent Mobility – Better Use of Space”, and will offer Plenary, Executive, Technical/Scientific, Special Interest and Interactive Sessions.

The 22nd World Congress and Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services will be held at the Convention Centre Bordeaux and Exhibition Centre Bordeaux in Bordeaux, France on October 5 – 9, 2015. It will focus on how achieving intelligent mobility will change our lives, and the benefits space can bring to ITS applications.

The theme for this year’s event is “Towards Intelligent Mobility – Better Use of Space”, and will offer Plenary, Executive, Technical/Scientific, Special Interest and Interactive Sessions.

A Congress topic of note for the GNSS community is "Space Technologies and Services For ITS", and will include discussion of GNSS positioning and timing services used by all modes of transport, and how, when combined with vehicle sensors and with vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) communication, future multi-constellation and multi-frequency receivers will dramatically improve positioning performance and contribute to the development of a wide range of innovative ITS applications, including:

  • Hybridization of GNSS receivers with other sensors (eg video, lidar).
  • Collaborative cloud-based mapping.
  • Reliable positioning for critical ITS services.
  • Solutions for regulated services (eg eCall, digital tachograph, dangerous goods)
  • New services from multi-constellation receivers.
  • Monitoring transport infrastructures using Earth observation satellites.
  • Traffic monitoring with infra-red cameras from satellites.

This year’s event will also include a special session on "GNSS Services
and Performance Standardization Workshop" with discussion of GNSS
positioning and timing services used by all modes of intelligent
transport. The workshop is organized by ERTICO and the Satellite
Positioning Performance Assessment for Road Transport (SaPPART) European
Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action.

Other congress topics include:

  • Cooperative ITS Deployment Challenges
  • Multimodal Transport for People and Goods
  • Urban Trends Driving ITS Changes
  • Solutions for Sustainable Mobility
  • Automated Roads, Automated Management, Automated Driving
  • Are Big Data and Open Data Transport’s “Silver Bullets”?

The ITS World Congress in Bordeaux is organized by ERTICO – ITS Europe in close cooperation with the European Commission, ITS America and ITS Asia-Pacific, and is hosted by TOPOS.

Congress organizers will also offer a social program for attendees to enjoy all areas of interest in and around Bordeaux, its region, products and services. The official language of the Congress is English. A selected number of sessions will be conducted in French.