ITS World Congress 2018 convenes in Copenhagen

Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-18 00:03:49|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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COPENHAGEN, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- The world's largest Congress within Intelligent Transport Solutions (ITS) industry kicked off in the Danish capital city of Copenhagen on Monday.

Under the main theme of "ITS-Quality of Life", the Congress aims to enhance people's daily life through smart mobility solutions, putting the user and their specific needs at the centre of the mobility system.

During the five-day event, experts from the mobility sector will discuss concerns related to cybersecurity, resilience planning and winning solutions for the transport infrastructure.

There will also be focus on multimodality and the journey to achieving true seamless and effortless mobility. Besides, cooperative, connected and automated mobility will be highlighted with special focus on the legal and safety aspects.

Monday's opening session was attended by Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik, CEO of ERTICO-ITS EUROPE Jacob Bangsgaard, the European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc,the Deputy Mayor of Paris, Christophe Najdovski.

Hosted in a different location each year, the ITS World Congress is an international meeting point for the mobility sector, rotating between Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific.

The Congress features more than 150 sessions, 400 exhibitors, several demonstrations and technical tours, and is expected to attract more than 10,000 participants from over 100 countries.

It includes also a series of associated events, social occasions and networking opportunities.

As the host city of ITS World Congress 2021, Hamburg will be showcasing selected mobility projects from its ITS strategy at the Copenhagen conference.