Grabbing the eye in the main exhibitor hall is the Austrian community stand, home this week to AustriaTech, ITS Austria and more than 50 other Austrian exhibitors on 660 square metres of floor space. The 2012 ITS World Congress is being hosted by AustriaTech and ITS Austria with the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation & Technology BMVIT, which have been joined on the community stand by Advantage Austria (Austrian Economic Chambers).
In bringing together so many companies and organisations, Austria’s community stand recognises the great number of innovative approaches developed by Austrian companies, consortia and research facilities. For instance, AustriaTech and BMVIT last week launched the mobilotse.at web platform, which provides information on apps and websites for mobility services in Austria. The platform describes apps and services already available as well as those currently being developed. Users can enhance the efficiency of the development process by giving direct feedback to the companies concerned.
Other exhibitors on the Austrian community stand include Telereal, which is demonstrating a multisensual travel information point designed to meet the needs of visually and aurally impaired travellers. Furthermore, IPTE is presenting a wholly different branch of ITS with its solar powered wildlife warning systems. These warn wild animals of detected approaching vehicles using light signals and ultra high frequency sounds. Under the motto ‘Smarter on the way’, this year’s ITS World Congress brings together all important players in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems.