23rd World Congress - Melbourne 2016

23rd World Congress - Melbourne 2016

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The 2016 ITS World Congress has now ended, however during the course of the Congress, ITSnow.org brought you updates from Melbourne. Have a look below to catch up on anything you may have missed.

Daily News

ITS International are producing daily highlights from the show, Day One with a major V2X announcement, Day Two including news from Kapsch winning a AU$24M contract with NSW, Day Three includes news from Jenoptik.


Paul Hutton is providing a series of podcasts during the week, find out what has been happening each day here. For a preview edition click here. News from Day One includes an interview with Mott MacDonald's Ian Cornwell talking about his paper about Predictive Dynamic Distributed Network Management. Day Two includes news of a name change at Xerox. Day Three has a discussion with Professor Eric Sampson about his induction into the 'ITS Hall of Fame'. Day Four is the final podcast in the series, with conversations with Peter Sweatman about the ITS testbed in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Gavin Smith who is behind Bosch's Australian driverless car concept.


The final wrap video from the Congress

Susan Harris - CEO, ITS Australia

Hajime Amano - Secretary General, ITS Asia-Pacific

Regina Hopper - President and Chief Executive, ITS America

John Merritt - Chief Executive, VicRoads

Highlevel Policy Roundtable

Plenary highlights with Gavin Smith

Adam Game’s 2016 ITS World Congress Plenary – Getting the Public Excited

Jeroen Weimar and Interconnected Cities - ITS World Congress 2016

Terry Bills and ESRI’s Intelligent Transport System World

Interview with Michele Huey, Transurban - ITS World Congress 2016

Ramon Valenzuela and the Future of Traffic Solutions - ITS World Congress 2016

Future Innovators Reception

Interview with Mike Stapleton, Queensland Government

Green Mobility Research Institute (GREMO) at University of Nagoya

Claude Carette discusses the 2017 ITS World Congress in Montreal

Pictures from the Congress

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News Items

Hosts hail success of the 23rd ITS World Congress in Melbourne, Australia - After five days of technical tours, demonstrations, exhibitions, plenary sessions and executive forums, the 23rd ITS World Congress has come to a close, with Melbourne having played host to 11,496 delegates from 73 countries, who discussed public policy, innovation, technology, and advancements in the transport technology space.

HERE app shows the way to go at Melbourne's Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress - The 7000 delegates to the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress being staged in Melbourne this week will be using an indoor routing and venue mapping app from German company HERE on their smartphones to find their way around the event. With over 7000 delegates set to embark on MCEC and our partner venues over the week of the World Congress, to be able to accurately navigate their way to different sessions and exhibitions, whilst also having an understanding of their real-time environs will be hugely beneficial for the overall experience of our delegates. Common everyday mapping apps typically provide a separate user experience for indoor maps and then outdoor maps. This is the first time a truly seamless multimodal indoor, outdoor 3D map and navigation platform has been deployed with such level of detail.

Driverless cars, parking using your mobile phone and facial recognition for tired drivers will be the future of transport. Coverage of the event from 7 News Melbourne.

The biggest problem with self-driving cars is that a lot of people still love to drive. Do you love cars, hate cars or just put-up with them?.

Remember to come back each day to find out more!