The 26th World Congress for Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) opened its doors Monday (October 21-25, 2019) in Singapore under the theme of “Smart Mobility, Empowering Cities” at which over 10,000 trade fair and congress visitors are expected. Hamburg is presenting its fully automated small bus HEAT, which is being developed in HafenCity, the inner-city test track for automated and networked driving and the GeoNetBake project in Singapore. The demonstrations are all part of ITS Hamburg 2021 GmbH’s endeavours to attract partners and delegates to the 27th ITS World Congress in the Hanseatic city.
Hamburg reception and lectures
“Hamburg is very ambitious in Singapore and highlighting our warm up to the World Congress in our own city. We are also looking at what we can learn from other cities as we seek to become nothing less than Germany’s model city for intelligent transport and logistics solutions,” said Michael Westhagemann, Senator for Economics, Transport and Innovation. Representatives of the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), Hamburger Hafen- und Logistik AG (HHLA), the ITS Project Management Office and the World Congress Society are set to deliver ten keynote speeches in Singapore. Hamburg is also hosting a reception for representatives of business, science and politics. The schedule also foresees a visit to a branch of Germany’s Continental in Singapore.
ITS World Congress to be held in Hamburg in 2021
Hamburg will host the ITS World Congress under the theme “Experience Future Mobility Now”, from October 11-15, 2021 at the Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) and Messse Hamburg. Organised by ERTICO-ITS Europe in co-operation with the German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, around EUR 3.5 million have been earmarked for the huge event. Topics on the agenda include automated and networked driving, mobility services (Mobility as a Service), digital port and logistics solutions, intelligent infrastructure, urban air traffic and sustainable mobility.