ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) Ireland (www.itsireland.ie) will host the ninth European Congress and Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems at the Convention Centre Dublin from 4th to 7th June 2013. The congress’s theme is ITS: Real Solutions for Real Needs. It will focus particularly on innovative ITS solutions that are delivering value for money while solving real transport problems.
Individuals in the ITS industry can now submit a draft paper to be considered for presentation and publication at the Dublin 2013 ITS European Congress. Draft papers must be submitted by 21st December 2012 and full details are available on www.itsineurope.com.
Dublin has been using ITS for a long time now and local examples include Dublin Port Tunnel and the HGV Management Strategy that supports it, the dublinbikes scheme, integrated ticketing schemes such as LEAP, M50 free flow tolling, Real Time Passenger Information displays at bus stops and Dublin City Council’s Traffic Management Centre. There are many additional examples throughout Ireland and many of these examples will be showcased to the expected 1000’s of delegates.
“ITS is all about using technology to support policy on making all modes of transport safer, more efficient and more sustainable. It has played a key role making roads safer for all road users. ITS also plays a vital role in improving traffic flow and public transport performance. This is important for city’s economy” says Brendan O’Brien, who chairs the organising committee and is Head of Technical Services with Dublin City Council’s Roads and Traffic Department.