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International Forum on ITS (ITS-2018)

Nanjing, China, 6-7 September 2018

Contact: tsbevents@itu.int

***Call for presentations***
Candidate speakers are requested to submit a proposal to the Programme Committee for evaluation. Accepted speakers will benefit of free hotel accommodation, meals and local transports. Contact: Stefano Polidori at tsbevents@itu.int .
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Introduction
On 6-7 September 2018, the ITS Industry Alliance (C-ITS) of China and the International Telecommunication Union (ITUwill convene the International Forum on ITS (ITS-2018) with the aim to explore How Communications will Change Vehicles and Transport. The forum will take place in Nanjing, China.
To advance Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), the vehicle industry and the information and communication technology (ICT) industry continue to converge. Undoubtedly, this will provide new business opportunities and new scenarios to the benefit of the industry, as well as consumers and government agencies. Fresh approaches are expected to grow to develop innovative technologies to support a range of smart city solutions enabling more intelligent transport systems aiming at better road safety, reduced traffic congestion, and increased connectivity and mobility for urban dwellers.

But how can these two very different industries find ways to collaborate to extend the benefits of connected vehicle innovation safely to everyone?

In this ITS landscape, automated driving is moving towards commercialization. The innovations leading to driverless vehicles on the road are planned in parallel to innovations in the field of vehicles' energy. The international community is attentive to the environmental challenges and aim to reduce the emissions to mitigate the climate changes. The future ITS can only be imagined with autonomous and environmentally friendly vehicles, powered by alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies, also to increase the accessibility of personal mobility to the elderly and persons with disabilities.
Objectives
This International Forum will explore the relationship between telecommunication and ITS showcasing research towards next generation mobility. It will also analyze the crucial roles of governments and private sector in enhancing connectivity and cybersecurity as well as the importance of studies in the field of new energy and artificial intelligence.
 
Target Audience
The event will bring together representatives of the vehicle and ICT industries, academia, and governments to discuss the status and future of ITS, from a technical and policy point of view.‚Äč

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