The ITS World Congress
2017, taking place in Montreal, Canada from 29 October to 2 November, brings together global leaders in intelligent and transformative transportation to showcase and evaluate the latest innovative concepts, active prototypes, and live systems.
A highlight of the event will be the Smart Cities pavilion, which will highlight smart cities from around the world. To date, five cities are participating: Montreal, Quebec (Canada), Columbus, Ohio (USA); Christchurch (New Zealand); Copenhagen (Denmark); and Singapore.
They will offer practical demonstrations, allowing visitors to see how these cities are using technology to create their vision of next generation integrated mobility solutions in urban settings.
The ITS World Congress 2017, produced by ITS America in conjunction with ITS Canada and co-organised by ITS Europe and ITS Asia-Pacific, will offer cutting-edge keynotes and educational programming presented by intelligent transportation experts from all over the world, along with Technical and Scientific and Special Interest Sessions.
As part of this event, the organisers are planning to feature live demonstrations of ITS technologies. The City of Montréal will create a virtual test-bed on the streets adjacent to the Palais des Congrès. This test- bed will include an arterial loop circling the Palais and a section of a nearby limited access highway that will be equipped with DSRC roadside units integrated with local signal controllers to support demonstrations of connected vehicle technologies.