About World Congress



EXPERIENCE ITS? at the 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems. Set in San Francisco November 6 ? 10, 2005, the event is packed with new features, many professional development opportunities, and hands-on activities.

The 2005 theme ?Enabling Choices in Transportation? communicates the emphasis on the end-user in transportation. In addition to the usual events for industry professionals, this conference will include a variety of events and activities specifically focused on the public and elected officials, and will provide firsthand experiences of the benefits of ITS enabled services and systems.

Partnering with Caltrans, MTC, and U-C Berkeley, the conference will feature an Innovative Mobility Showcase. The ITS technologies being tested and demonstrated are an example of the ?working laboratory.? Visitors will discover the advantages of ITS technologies through interactive activities. Visitors may take a ride in a vehicle equipped with real-time mapping or on a hydrogen-powered bus as they travel through ?intelligent? intersections. See how vehicles can be used as probes for external information, such as temperature, traffic conditions, and roadway hazards.

Some of the technologies showcased at the World Congress event are part of a potential new way of doing business in California. ITS companies are invited to incorporate new products and technologies into the existing infrastructure for a real-life, real-time demonstrationto the state. California is exploring this innovative proposal and bidding process for the transportation industry, which makes it the ideal setting for a World Congress.

ITS America and the San Francisco Organizing Committee, working with our international partners, are building a dynamic schedule of events, including daily plenary sessions, hundreds of technical and scientific sessions, exciting social events, technology demonstrations, pre-and post-conference activities, and an exhibit hall featuring the latest products and services. Surround yourself with new ideas, innovations and perspectives from all facets of the transportation industry, while enjoying the glamour and hospitality of this California jewel.

Register today for the 12th World Congress and experience ITS in 2005!

Harry Voccola
Chairman, San Francisco Organizing Committee
Senior Vice President, NAVTEQ

Neil Schuster
President & CEO, ITS America




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