MHI to exhibit at 22nd ITS World Congress in Bordeaux

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By Thinking Highways October 2, 2015 10:49

MHI to exhibit at 22nd ITS World Congress in Bordeaux


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will be exhibiting at the “22nd ITS World Congress Bordeaux 2015” to be held at Congrès et Expositions de Bordeaux in France from October 5th to 9th. The theme of this year’s event will be “Towards Intelligent Mobility – Better Use of Space.” MHI will show a variety of its solutions in the field of intelligent transport systems (ITS), including an electronic toll collection (ETC) system employing a cellular network (CN) and global navigation satellite system (GNSS), and a traffic control system that collects and distributes road information. In addition, MHI will be giving a number of presentations introducing its abundant track record and technological capabilities in the ITS field.

MHI’s exhibits at the 22nd ITS World Congress will broadly fall into three categories: road pricing systems, traffic control systems, and ITS solutions. In road pricing systems, the Company will show a CN/GNSS based ETC system, a global ETC system conforming to Japan’s standard ETC specifications, an ETC system for emerging countries that uses sticker type radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, and automated toll collection units and ETC onboard devices for the domestic market. Traffic control system exhibits will consist of a highway traffic control system incorporating vehicle detectors, information display panels, a central control system, etc. The Company’s ITS solution exhibits will spotlight its probe data collection system for collecting vehicular information received from onboard instruments, traffic simulation technology employing such collected data, etc. In addition, MHI will show a video presenting the views of its stakeholders, based on interviews conducted in conjunction with projects both in Japan and around the world.

MHI is scheduled to present three papers at the Congress. Topics will include a comparison of electric vehicle (EV) use in Japan and Spain along with analysis of respective driving styles, an overview of various ITS applications making use of RFID tags, and a position measuring system based on detection of the angle at which ETC communication radio waves are received.

The ITS World Congress is the only global gathering dedicated to the topic of ITS. An annual event, it is convened on an alternating basis by three organizations representing three geographic regions: ERTICO-ITS Europe for the European zone, the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) for the U.S., and ITS Japan for the Asia-Pacific region. Two years ago the event took place in Tokyo, and last year it was held in Detroit. This year, approximately 10,000 participants from more than 60 countries are expected to attend, and the program is scheduled to include presentations of some 750 papers.

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways October 2, 2015 10:49