Alongside its mainstream offerings, disruptive technology the key message Kapsch
brings to Montreal with a number of start-ups being highlighted at its booth. “Rather than waiting for disruptors to disrupt our business, we decided to disrupt ourselves,” said the company’s CEO Georg Kapsch.
Throughout the year the company ran ‘Factory1’, a scheme whereby it assists selected start-ups to develop their technology or products with the most promising being mentored by Kapsch employees and now highlighted at the company’s World Congress booth.
Among the featured companies is Mobiag, which is working to integrate its car sharing services with Kapsch subsidiary Fluidtime’s mobility as a service (MaaS) offering.
Other fledgling technologies on display include Quantoz Blockchain’s payment transaction technology, and ViNotion’s video-based machine learning system which can classify vehicles (and people) for purposes including tolling using cameras mounted at the side of the road rather than on a gantry.
New high energy density and lightweight batteries from Broadbit, I4drive’s vision technology for ADAS or automated driving and advanced traffic analytics (including predictions) from Fileradar are also highlighted at the booth.