ITS World Congress records 950 contributions for forthcoming October 2021 event

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ERTICO-ITS Europe has announced that it is moving to the next stage of preparations for its 2021 event, the ITS World Congress, as it closes the Call for Contributions with a grand total of 950 technical papers and presentations submitted.

The organisers are now beginning the huge task of putting together the programme for the event, which is set to take place in Hamburg, Germany, at the city’s Hamburg Messe, October 11-15.

“The unprecedented tsunami of contributions in the last few weeks just shows how much the ITS Community wish to be together again face-to-face. We intend to make that happen for all of us!’ says Lisa Boch-Andersen, ERTICO’s director of events and communication and leader of the Congress team.

This year’s programme of the ITS World Congress in Hamburg revolves around six themes: Automated, Cooperative and Connected mobility; Mobility on Demand, Mobility as a Service; Goods Journey from Ports to Customers; Intelligent Infrastructure; New Services from New Technologies and finally Solutions for Cities and Citizens on topics ranging from Mobility as a Service, access to mobility, new connectivity technologies, autonomous public transport, cyber-security, resilience, smart infrastructure, safety gains, pilot trials, data sharing, urban air mobility and skills development, to name but a few.

“This year in Hamburg the contributions presented offer everything – a range of interesting technologies as well as remarkable deployment of these innovations,” says Eric Sampson, ERTICO’s external congress advisor who has been involved in all congresses from the very first in Paris in 1994. “There is ferocious competition for the Congress sessions, which we are sure will deliver a more high-profile and better quality event.”

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