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15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

ITS Connections:

Saving Time, Saving Lives

world congress on its
World Congress on ITS
  • International conference and exhibition representing the ITS industry, hosted annually by:
  • Conceived as an international forum on the development of ITS, the first World Congress was held in Paris in 1993.
  • Transportation leaders worldwide gather to share ideas and collaborate their efforts to achieve widespread deployment of ITS.
its america s annual meeting and exposition
ITS America’s Annual Meeting and Exposition
  • Three-day conference and exhibition hosted annually by the Intelligent Transportation Society of America.
  • Attendees include members of ITS America, partners, and industry stakeholders from around the U.S.
  • Venue for making connections with potential customers and industry and business leaders.
  • For the first time ever, ITS America’s Annual Meeting and Exposition will be combined with the 15th World Congress.
what makes the 15 th world congress unique
What Makes the 15th World Congress Unique
  • Featuring the largest integrated demonstration of cooperative vehicle infrastructure ITS
  • Showcasing the latest technologies in the largest exhibit hall ever for a World Congress (over 300,000 square feet!)
  • Expecting the largest attendance – 10,000 delegates from more than 45 countries
  • Combined with ITS America’s own Annual Meeting Held in New York City for the first time
  • SafeTrip 21 Launch
special events
“An Evening of Broadway” Opening Ceremony, Sponsored by Mercedes Benz, Sunday, Nov. 16

Exhibit Hall Reception and First-Time Attendee Orientation, Monday, Nov. 17

Grand Central Terminal Reception, Sponsored by ITS Connecticut, Tuesday, Nov. 18,

International Reception at New York Transit Museum, Sponsored by ITS New York, Tuesday, Nov. 18

International Benefits, Evaluation and Costs (IBEC) Working Group Reception, Tuesday, Nov. 18

Night in Times Square at ESPN Zone, Wednesday, Nov. 19

Special Events
ancillary events
AASHTO Days, Sunday and Monday, November 16 & 17, 2008

Traveler Information Services Association Information Day, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008

ITS Systems Engineering Around the World: Delivering High-Quality Products on Time and on Budget, Sunday, Nov. 16

IBEC Workshop: Vehicle Infrastructure Integration/Vehicle Infrastructure Cooperation: Dream or Reality and How to Tell the Difference - A Workshop in Four Parts, Sunday, Nov. 16

State Chapter Council Meeting and Chapter Strengthening Workshop, Sunday, Nov.16, 2008

Ancillary Events
world congress program
World Congress Program

3 Plenary Sessions

  • Speakers from ITS America, ERTICO and ITS Japan, focusing on the latest challenges and opportunities facing ITS and policy and strategic implications for deployment.
    • Ministerial Plenary: Transportation Policy for a Better World, Tuesday, Nov. 18
    • Safety Plenary: Looking at Transportation Safety in New Ways, Wednesday, Nov. 19
    • Closing Plenary: ITS And Sustainable Mobility, Thursday, Nov. 20
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World Congress Program
  • 18 Executive Sessions
  • 59 Special Sessions
  • 137 Technical Sessions
  • 30 Scientific Sessions
  • 5 Interactive Sessions (250 presentations)
  • 4 International Benefits, Evaluation, and Costs (IBEC) Sessions
  • 5 Pan American ITS (PAITS) Sessions
annual meeting highlights
Annual Meeting Highlights
  • Attendees can now earn Professional Development Hours through our Annual Meeting Sessions
  • 7 Forum Showcases
  • 49 Annual Meeting Sessions
  • USDOT Directed Sessions
  • Awards Ceremony
    • Best of ITS Awards
    • Outstanding State Chapter Awards
    • Student Essay Competition
      • Sponsored by Southwest Research Institute
Expanding now for a seventh time to over 300,000 square feet of exhibits

150,000 more square feet than the 2005 World Congress

250 organizations participating

110 more exhibitors compared to San Francisco World Congress

International ITS Association Pavilion

ITS America State Chapter Pavilion

ITS Alaska, ITS Florida, ITS Maryland, ITS Michigan, ITS Midwest, ITS Minnesota, ITS Tennessee, ITS Texas

Local Agency Pavilion

Connecticut Department of Transportation, Connecticut Transit, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, New York City Department of Transportation, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, TRANSCOM



technical tours
Technical Tours
  • TRANSCOM Communications Center
  • Lincoln Tunnel XBL and Bus Terminal
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • New York Transit Museum
  • NYCDOT, NYPD, NYSDOT Joint Traffic Operations Center
  • Hudson Valley Traffic Management Center
  • Lower Manhattan Rebuilds
  • New York City Office of Emergency Management Technical Tour and Inter-Agency Incident Demonstration
integrated technology demonstrations
Integrated Technology Demonstrations
  • Builds on the Innovative Mobility Showcase at the 2005 World Congress
  • Intended to influence VII deployment decisions and support U.S. DOT Program
  • Demonstrations of ITS and vehicle communications systems:
    • Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Roadside
    • DSRC-based and otherwise
  • Permanent installations to stay in New York
demonstration venues
Demonstration Venues
  • Two VII Test Beds
  • 11th Avenue Theater
  • VII Transportation Management Center of the Future
test bed demonstrations
Test Bed Demonstrations
  • Two DSRC-equipped test beds being built
    • Long Island Expressway
    • Manhattan loop adjacent to Javits Convention Center
  • Test beds will be compatible with VII architecture
  • Backhaul network complete
  • RSEs being installed
  • Remain in place after World Congress
  • Attendees will experience Vehicle-Infrastructure Integration in specially-equipped buses
test bed applications
Travel Time Information

Incident / Construction Information

Parking Information

Multimodal Information Transportation System Warning

Intersection Safety

Transit Signal Priority

Congestion Pricing

Electronic Toll Collection

Off-Board Navigation

Electronic Payment (i.e., parking, fuel)

Emergency Vehicle Preemption

Data Transfer (video, map updates)

Test Bed Applications
manhattan test bed route
Manhattan Test Bed Route

Parking Info

Traffic/travel time

Safety/Transit Route

Commercial Route

11 th avenue theater
11th Avenue Theater
  • Used for dynamic safety demonstrations
  • Led by OEMs
  • Staged, narrated show planned
    • In-vehicle experience will be telecast to attendees
  • Limited in-vehicle demo rides
  • DARPA Urban Challenge vehicle participation
  • Potential Inclusion of SafeTrip 21 into 11th Avenue Theater Show
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VII Vehicle


Pavilion Area &

Technical Tours

News Media Parking #2

11th Avenue

Autonomous Vehicle Start

11th Avenue

OEM Start

VIP Security Parking

11th Avenue OEM

Turn Around Area

News Media Parking #1 – Need Signage

Relocate Handicap Parking

Transit Bus Stop to Remain

11th Avenue

Autonomous Vehicle End


11th Avenue Theater

OEM Tours

OEM Tours

OEM Tours

OEM Tours

OEM Tours

OEM Tours

OEM Tours

OEM Tours

VII Buses (NY)

VII Buses (LI)

Concrete or Water Traffic Barrier

Pedestrian Crossing

11thAve OEM Staging Area

11th Ave AV Staging Area

11th Avenue - Audience Viewing Area

Concrete or Water Traffic Barrier

Portable Stop Sign

Concrete or Water Traffic Barrier

Temporary Island (Traffic Cones)

Concrete or Water Traffic Barrier

Concrete or Water Traffic Barrier

Pedestrian Crossing

11th Avenue


Left Turn Signal to be Replaced

Right Turn Signal to be Replaced

11th Ave Video Production Truck

vii transportation management center of the future
VII Transportation Management Center of the Future
  • Built inside exhibit hall
  • Various probe data applications will be demonstrated using archived or simulated data
  • Prepare agencies for new operational possibilities
  • Demonstrate the “best” of all transportation systems in 2020
  • Single moderator presenting all VII TMC applications
  • Consists of computer demonstrations, presentation and video
vii tmc applications
VII Network Management

Probe Data


Signal Timing

Tolling / Congestion Management

Parking Management

Intersection Collision Avoidance

Mayday / Incident Response

Corridor Management

Fleet Management


Commercial Vehicles

VII TMC Applications
Diamond Level


Mercedes Benz


Verizon Wireless in collaboration with Alcatel Lucent


Gold Level



Silver Level


Bronze Level


General Motors

Friends of ITS Level




Houston TranStar

MG Squared

Parsons Brinckerhoff

Southwest Research Institute




important dates
Important Dates


  • Preliminary Program released
  • Call for Entries for ITS America’s Awards Programs

September 1

  • Early registration ends
  • Deadline for Awards


  • Press briefings in New York City and Washington, DC

November 16

  • Opening Ceremony
more information online
More Information Online

Visit for:

  • Program
  • Speakers
  • Registration and Housing
  • Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Integrated Technology Demonstrations
  • Networking Events
  • Travel Information
  • Visa Information
see you in new york
See You In New York!

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

November 16-20, 2008

New York City