Conference Circuit: Intelligent Transportation

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s 2018 Annual Meeting begins next week in Detroit. Attendance is expected to hit 2,000.

About 2,000 academics, policymakers, manufacturers, engineers, entrepreneurs, and investors from the automotive, telecommunications, cybersecurity, and technology sectors are headed to Motor City to discuss how the intelligent transportation industry is addressing the challenges facing mobile and connected societies.

Organization: Intelligent Transportation Society of America

Conference: ITS America 2018

Venue: Cobo Center

City: Detroit

Following morning sessions and a lunch on Tuesday, ITS America 2018 kicks off with an opening keynote by Heidi King, deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, who will discuss the future of transportation. Also worth noting:

Get smart. The exhibit hall will feature the Smart Mobility Stage, which will bring together thought leaders, leading technology companies, and manufacturers to discuss, debate, and advise on trends in intelligent mobility. Topics will include public safety and health, the internet of things, and cloud-based solutions.

On tour. A number of technical tours featuring local transportation facilities and projects are available to attendees. Options include visits to the OnStar Command Center and the University of Michigan’s connected and automated transportation research facilities. At the latter, attendees will have the chance to ride in automated vehicles.

Write now. Undergraduate and graduate students were encouraged to enter this year’s essay competition. Participants answered this question: How do you envision disruptive consumer technology will affect transportation systems over the next 10 years? The winner, who will be announced at the meeting, earns a $1,000 cash prize and complimentary registration.

Learn more about the meeting on Twitter (#ITSDetroit2018), Facebook, and Instagram.

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Samantha Whitehorne

By Samantha Whitehorne

Samantha Whitehorne is editor-in-chief of Associations Now. MORE

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