Sunday, 09. March 2014 - 12:03
19. 09. 12. - 12:00
The "Intelligent Transport Systems" (ITS) World Congress takes place for the 19th time from the 22nd to the 26th October in Vienna.
Overall 300 exhibitors present their products at the high profile ITS world congress on an area of 16,000 square meters.
The world of ITS is coming to Europe for the first time since 2009 to hear the latest ideas and achievements directly from the leading experts from USA, Japan, Korea, China and many other countries.
In total 28 countries are represented with their inventions at the ITS this year.
The motto "smarter on the way" is focused on how to make the transport systems better and more efficient in the future.
Ideas such as sensors placed in the pavements informing drivers about parking space availabilities are only one of many new inventions presented at the congress.
The ITS congresses are also made for people to participate: asking questions, meet presenters between sessions, contribute at workshops and stakeholder meetings.
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