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Experts in intelligent transport systems and services to meet in Helsinki

Experts in intelligent transport systems and services to meet in Helsinki

News article 10.06.2014 15.33 fi sv en

The largest European event in intelligent transport systems and services, ITS European Congress, will take place on 16-19 June 2014. This is the first time the event will be held in Finland. It will showcase the latest innovations in science, research and the business world. The Congress will also host a ministerial meeting with participants from 15 countries.

Altogether around 2,000 guests are expected at the venue, Messukeskus (Helsinki Fair Centre). Registrations have arrived from more than 60 countries. The number of advance registrations indicates that the Helsinki Congress will be the largest ITS Europe Congress so far.

Intelligent transport systems and services, ITS, mean ICT applications that are used for improving the smooth flow and safety of traffic. The Congress theme this year is "ITS in your pocket". It refers to the opportunities that the developing mobile technology and open data can offer in transport. For example new smart phone applications will change people's traffic behaviour.

The Helsinki Congress is hosted by ITS Finland, Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications and the city of Helsinki. The event will provide an opportunity to discuss with top experts in the field. A further example of the diverse programme is a chance to test your driving skills against a Formula 1 driver.