Tuesday, 28th May 2013 - 13:50
Intelligent Mobility Showcase at BIS
ITS United Kingdom, the UK’s society for those who work in Intelligent Transport Systems, has been invited by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills to contribute to one of its regular Showcases located in the BIS lobby in Victoria Street, London. The Intelligent Mobility showcase ran until 24 May and featured MIRA, Ultra, Vysionics, Mouchel, TRL, Siemens and Nexus Alpha.
The BIS Showcases make use of the lobby area to highlight UK industry both to BIS’ visitors and to passers by in Victoria Street.
Intelligent Mobility, featuring Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) technology, has been part of the UK’s transport systems since the early 1980s although the highly integrated and often personalised advanced systems usually referred to by this name are more recent. However, it should be remembered and celebrated that UK engineers were at the forefront of first adapting IT and communications technology for transport use – the usual definition for ITS – and UK highways authorities and public transport providers were early adopters.
ITS (UK)’s Ambassador, Professor Eric Sampson CBE, showed BIS Minister David Willetts around the Showcase on 16 May and said “This is a good opportunity for us to bring Intelligent Transport Systems to the notice of people outside the transport sector, and we hope it will help raise awareness of how these often invisible systems work behind the scenes to keep the UK moving “.
Photo shows the Intelligent Mobility Showcase at BIS in London
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Notes to editors:
ITS UNITED KINGDOM, the UK association for the promotion of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), is a not-for-profit public/private sector association financed by members' subscriptions, and provides a forum for all organisations concerned with ITS. We work to bring the benefits that ITS can offer in terms of economic efficiency, transport safety, and environmental benefits to the United Kingdom - and at the same time expand the ITS market.
The membership, over 150 UK organisations, comprises Government Departments, Local Authorities, Police Forces, consultants, manufacturing and service companies, and academic and research institutions.
Members benefit from ITS United Kingdom activities including seminars, workshops and regular news dissemination. ITS United Kingdom encourages discussion on issues such as public/private co-operation, standards, legislation, information provision and new technology.
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