Toyota to show latest Smart Mobility Initiatives at ITS World Congress in Bordeaux

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways October 2, 2015 11:08

Toyota to show latest Smart Mobility Initiatives at ITS World Congress in Bordeaux

Toyota booth (artist's rendering)

From October 5th to 9th, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technologies from around the world will go on display in Bordeaux. Toyota will be one of those hosting an exhibit at the 22nd ITS World Congress (hosted by ERTICO-ITS Europe), and will showcase some of its many ongoing initiatives in this area.

“Towards Intelligent Mobility?Better Use of Space” is the primary theme of the Congress, which will explore new value-added features and services such as satellite positioning systems, interconnected cars, automated driving technology, and multi-modal transport.

Toyota will be showcasing its extensive work towards the creation of a smart mobility society that links people, cars and cities. Exhibits will include:

ITS Connect, a new cooperative ITS-based safety package combining vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication technologies;

  • automated driving and advanced driving support systems designed specifically for highway driving conditions; and
  • the Ha:mo next-generation transport system, an advanced mobility sharing solution that is currently being tested alongside public transportation in France.

ITS Connect will debut on several new models sold in Japan this year, and will include a range of alert and warning features, including a right turn collision caution, a red light caution, and vehicle proximity notifications.

The ITS World Congress is the world’s largest ITS-related international conference. Held annually in Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and the Americas on a rotating basis, the congress invites ITS developers (governments, research bodies and commercial enterprises) from a wide range of countries and regions to showcase their latest ITS research findings and products through information sessions (including technical paper presentations) and exhibitions.

Toyota has been an active participant since the first Congress, exhibiting research results on ITS technologies, safety, and environment-related products and services.

To find out more about Toyota’s display at the 22nd ITS World Congress, visit http://www.toyota-global.com/innovation/intelligent_transport_systems/world_congress/ (available from October 5).

 

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways October 2, 2015 11:08