The ITS World Congress 2017, produced by ITS America in conjunction with ITS Canada and co-organized by ITS Europe and ITS Asia-Pacific, brings together global leaders in intelligent and transformative transportation to showcase and evaluate the latest innovative concepts, active prototypes, and live systems.
The Smart Cities Pavilion to be Epicenter of Events
In collaboration with Intelligent Transportation Systems Society of Canada (ITS Canada), the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) has announced five of the cities that will be featured in the “Smart Cities Pavilion.” This is a dedicated area displaying some of the best examples of infrastructure solutions from around the world at the 2017 ITS World Congress in Montréal, October 29–November 2. In addition to the host city, the confirmed cities to date include Columbus, Ohio; Singapore; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Christchurch, New Zealand.
These experiential exhibitions will allow delegates and other visitors to see the leadership and innovation taking place now as cities across the globe are using technology to create their vision of next generation integrated mobility solutions in urban settings.
“The ITS World Congress Smart Cities Pavilion is an opportunity to show how technology can advance the future of integrated mobility, and why it’s important now to begin the discussion about the changes that are taking place to make our growing cities more livable for everyone,” said John Barton, ITS World Congress Smart Cities Pavilion Chairman.
With the themes of Urban Mobility, Engaged Citizenry, Smart Security, Economic Cluster, and Smart Democracy, these demonstrations will illustrate how transformative transportation and integrated mobility solutions are the epicenter of Smart Cities’ critical infrastructure, which seeks to provide seamless connectivity, improved systems delivery and a better, more equitable quality of life for citizens. Smart Cities include innovations related to traffic management, roadways, rail, parking, bike share, transit, car share, traveler information, connected and autonomous vehicles, integrated mobility, artificial intelligence, dependencies on transportation, addressing equity issues, smart security, smart energy, smart buildings, smart healthcare, smart government, smart fleets, and more.
By 2025, nearly 60% of the world’s population and more than 4.6 billion people will live in cities. In 2050, 80% of the world’s population could live in major metropolitan areas. Technology and mobility are two issues that will dominate the conversation about how society can help provide a high-quality life to billions of people.
At the ITS World Congress 2017 Hitachi Solutions will present an actual machine demonstration of the C2X Middleware Platform
Anticipating its use in connected cars, Hitachi Solutions, Ltd. has made the C2X Middleware Platform, which uses wireless communication between two vehicles or between a road and a vehicle, support the ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) standard specification of Japan, and will begin sales on October 27. As a result, together with the support it already provides in Europe and America, it will support the major ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) standards of the world.
The C2X Middleware Platform is a communication middleware platform that is used for real-time wireless communication between two vehicles or between a road and a vehicle. It supports application development related to driving support by using wireless communication to allow vehicles to exchange information, including vehicle-related information such as the position, speed, and control of automobiles, and road infrastructure information such as obtained from surrounding signposts and roadside sensors.
Now, since the C2X Middleware Platform supports the major specifications of the world, companies such as automobile parts manufacturers and wireless communication equipment manufacturers can develop C2X-targeted applications for a global market regardless of differences in message formats and communication protocols of various specifications.