International exhibit opportunities coming up in June!
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8th European Congress in France
June 6-9, 2011
Join ITS America for the 8th European Congress and Exhibition which will bring together over 1,000 delegates and exhibition visitors from across Europe. The exhibition, Congress, technical tours and an exciting social program offers your company an unrivalled opportunity in Europe to meet existing customers and to establish valuable new contacts. The host city, Lyon, is the second leading economic center in France and is home to major manufacturers in the automobile sector.
ITS America has reserved a prominently located booth at the exhibit hall for this event and would like to extend the opportunity to our members to be part of the pavilion. Take advantage of the great traffic ITS America generates, plus support from ITS America staff during the entire event.
If you are interested in sharing space within the ITS America booth, please contact Patty Del Pozo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-721-4238. More
ITS Asia-Pacific Forum
June 8-10, 2011
The same week, a delegation from ITS America will also attend the ITS Asia-Pacific Forum, attended by ITS experts from academia, government and industry primarily from East and Southeast Asia, but also from Europe, Australia and North America. The program includes a number of executive, technical and special sessions for all major ITS applications. An exhibition will provide great opportunities for interaction between forum participants and commercial exhibitors.
ITS Asia Pacific Forum & Exhibition is the major ITS event in the Asia Pacific Region. In the developed and growing communities of the Asia Pacific region, this unique event is both a convention to discuss academic advancements in ITS and a gathering for professionals seeking the latest technologies.
The ITS America delegation to the Forum will be led by President and CEO, Scott Belcher. ITS America will have a booth for those members interested in the Taiwan, China and general Asian ITS markets. Join us for a great opportunity to set a prominent presence at the show at nominal cost!
For more information about the Forum or ITS America's delegation and exhibition alternatives, please contact Barbara O'Connor at email@example.com or 202-721-4217. MORE
ITS America seeks vice president for programs department
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ITS America is now accepting applications for vice president of programs. The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of experience in the transportation technology field, with special knowledge of U.S. DOT programs and initiatives a big plus. A master's in a transportation-related field (engineering, policy, etc.) is required for this exciting position, which includes developing business relationships with federal and state agencies, as well as the private sector. The vice president of programs also supports ITS America's member-driven technical communities. More
Transportation Technology Transfer Initiative Conference coming this month
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Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and the National Defense Industrial Association are pleased to present the inaugural Transportation Technology Transfer Initiative (T3I) Conference. Leaders from the Department of Defense, Department of Transportation, NASA and industry share the latest developments in intelligent vehicle technology. Plan to attend May 23-25 in Crystal City, Va., to learn how collaboration among key interests can advance concepts leading to saving lives on the battlefield and on the nation's highways. More
White House releases partial highway reauthorization draft
The White House released a partial proposal for a six-year transportation reauthorization bill that would, among other things, begin the process of testing a mileage-based funding system. More
Ray LaHood: A driving force in White House
When President-elect Barack Obama named Ray LaHood to his Cabinet shortly after the 2008 election, it was clear the former Republican congressman from Illinois had a clear upside for the White House: Bipartisan credentials for a Democratic administration, strong GOP relationships from 14 years in office and formidable political skills honed during three decades working on Capitol Hill. More
Which tech tools do experts use when they travel?
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With the busy summer vacation season quickly approaching, The Associated Press asked several travel experts about their favorite tools for travel. Needless to say, applications for Apple's iPhone and iPad were high on most lists, but there are still plenty of great tools out there for other smartphone users and even those with just regular cellphones. More
A silver bullet for urban traffic problems
Some of the most valuable real estate in cities is hidden beneath parked cars. For managers of urban resources, this turf is a blind spot. There's no real-time data about how it gets used, and you can't manage what you can't measure. Experts believe that some 30 percent of urban traffic comes from cars hunting for parking spaces. More
Smarter vehicles coming soon that talk and avoid crashes
The auto industry is moving closer to deploying technology into vehicles that could go a long way to making vehicle crashes, at least serious ones, mostly a thing of the past. That's right. The industry that fought against making seat belts standard, is marching toward creating the ultimate safe car without the hammer of regulation coming down on it. More
Nation's capital captivated by those cherry red bikes
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When Boston rolled out its bike-sharing network last September, Aaron Adkins was not one of the early adopters. An executive assistant who wears crisply pressed suits to work, he had scarcely been on a bicycle since childhood. But these new bikes — candy apple red, rolling past traffic, seemingly everywhere — proved hard to resist. More
Outside the austere 1825 royal palace in Munich that serves as the world headquarters of Siemens, the streets are full of Germans celebrating Carnival in their fussy way. Dressed as bears, clowns and sexy French maids, they stroll among glass-fronted stores stuffed with expensive luxury goods. More
As gas prices rise so does bus ridership
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Ahead of the busy summer travel season, inter-city bus ridership continues to climb despite the trio of recent crashes in the Northeast. Robert Schwarz, executive vice president of Peter Phe, said, "It's definitely increasing and we're very optimistic for where it's going to go this summer." More
Transportation tax campaign takes shape
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The political strategist who helped get Georgia a lottery two decades ago says his team can convince metro Atlantans to pass a transportation referendum in 2012. More
New York's next taxi: A Nissan van short on looks, perhaps, but full of comforts
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The next New York City taxicab will have airplane-style reading lights, passenger air bags and a so-called low-annoyance horn, engineered to stifle flagrant honkers. The back seat even has more leg room than the old couch-on-wheels Checker cab. More
OICA appeals for harmonized intelligent transport systems standards to facilitate the accelerated deployment of connected vehicles
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The Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers makes a strong appeal towards harmonized Intelligent Transport Systems industry technical standards in order to accelerate the deployment of these systems. More