18th ITS World Congress

16 Oct 2011 - 20 Oct 2011

Keeping the Economy Moving

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, USA


The World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems is an international meeting and exhibition that rotates among three major geographic regions (Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific) annually. In 2011, the world's leading transportation policy makers, technology and business professionals gathered in Orlando, Florida with a goal of bringing greater levels of safety, reliability and accessibility to transportation systems worldwide.

Co-sponsored by ITS America, ITS Asia-Pacific, and ERTICO-ITS Europe, ITS World Congresses draw around 10,000 delegates from more than 65 countries, including legislators, ministers of transportation, transportation officials, international standards experts, engineers, manufacturers and other ITS stakeholders. The 18th World Congress featured more than 250 sessions, a 350,000 square-foot exhibit hall, and countless networking events with ITS industry leaders from across the world.

Participation of eCoMove

  • SS17 - Performance Measures for Sustainability

The challenge of reducing energy use and emissions is reaching a critical stage in light of global warming. This session explores how emerging ITS strategies, such as Active Transportation and Demand Management (ATDM) and Managed Motorways - incorporating variable speed limits, lane control, shoulder running, etc., can help reduce the levels of transport-related energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

"Indicators for sustainability", by Isabel Wilmink, TNO

  • SS25 - ITS and EcoDriving

EcoDriving is the concept of changing driving behavior and vehicle maintenance to impact fuel consumption and emissions, as well as “livability”. This entails in-vehicle technology such as real-time driver feedback (e.g., Toyota Prius in-vehicle navigation screen), education and information (i.e., driving habits and vehicle maintenance), and ITS-supported strategies (e.g. signal systems to support “riding the green wave” variable speed limits in support of maintaining an optimum highway speed for good mileage, and traveler information to support navigating to reduce carbon dioxide. This session explores technologies, experience, and perspectives on EcoDriving from around the world; and identifies areas for international collaboration.

"ITS & ecoDriving: the eCoMove approach", by Jean-Charles Pandazis, ERTICO - ITS Europe

  • SS27 - Vehicle-IT Convergence for the Fully Networked Car

Korea has adopted a definition of the fully networked car using vehicle-information technology (“VIT”) convergence, which provides all transportation modes and users with vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications. This session will review service requirements of the fully networked car with respect to communication technologies, infrastructure, and traffic media.

"CVIS project - Key achievements", by Paul Kompfner, ERTICO - ITS Europe

  • SS45 - Eco-Driving: a key enabler for future clean and efficient mobility worldwide

The evolution of ITS technologies is enabling new types of mobility application that will help vehicle drivers to drive more economically. Navigation systems that provide eco-routing, eco-driver coaching, urban traffic network support for eco-driving are only some of the innovative applications to be presented and discussed in this Session. The reduction of CO2 emissions is a top priority in the policy agenda of the European Union, as well as in the USA and Japan. Many initiatives investigating new technologies for and the benefit of eco-driving and eco-routing strategies are co-funded in these regions including R&D projects and already some pilot projects. They are all aiming at creating a framework for achieving clean and efficient mobility in the near future. In this Session, the actual work and early results of activities in these different regions will be presented. Different approaches will be shared and discussed as well as the outlook for their long-range impacts on sustainable mobility.

"ecoDriving: the eCoMove approach", by Jean-Charles Pandazis, ERTICO - ITS Europe

"Recent Eco-Driving Research Activities in the United States", by Matthew Barth, Center for Environmental Research and Technology

"Implementation of digital map enhanced eco-driving, eco-routing and Powertrain control", by Bob Denaro, Navteq

"The ecoDriver project", by David Sanchez, CTAG

"Promotion of Eco-driving in Japan", by Ryota Horiguchi, i-Transport Lab. Co.

  • SS64 - Validation and impact of ICT measures for energy efficiency & environment

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) promise an important contribution to making transportation more environmentally friendly. Several applications of “eco-ICT” are already on the market while numerous services are currently being prepared for future market introduction through research and pre-deployment projects. In order to evaluate and prioritise their investment in eco-ICT services, stakeholders need to understand the expected impacts on environmental criteria. In this session Key EU, US and Japanese initiatives will report about their work on validating impacts of eco-ICT. Where possible, preliminary results will be presented. The following activity will be reported in order to share different experiences in the assessment of ITS measures: EU co-funded projects: eCoMove (R&D) developing a combination of cooperative applications for eco-driving and for eco-traffic management to reduce actual fuel consumption (and thus CO2 emissions) close to the theoretical minimum; COSMO aiming at demonstrating different eco-ICT applications at a number of test sites to address deployment barriers prior to future market introduction of these technologies; finally ECOSTAND supporting an EU-USA-Japan Joint Task Force setting a common research agenda for assessing impact of ITS on energy efficiency.

"ECOSTAND", by Martijn d Kievit, TNO

"Impact assessment of cooperative systems within the project eCoMove", by Stefan Trommer, DLR

"AMITRAN - Assessment Methodologies for ICT in multimodal transport from User Behaviour to CO2 reduction", by Gerdien Klunder, TNO

"Lessons Learned from the AERIS State of the Practice Assessment", by James Misener, Booz-Allen Hamilton

"Validation Framework in Energy-ITS Project", by Shinji Tanaka, University of Tokyo

  • TS115 - Business Cases for Cooperative Mobility

Paper "V2I implementation for early deployment of cooperative systems", Eric Koenders, Siebe Turksma, Peek Traffic

  • SS76 - Traffic Management to Reduce Fuel Use and CO2 Emissions

Traffic management and control measures as a means to cut down fuel consumption and emissions in road traffic have been widely acknowledged, especially in combination with vehicle-to-infrastructure interaction. So far, only few of the many promising ideas have been realised in real-life, while road operators have not been actively involved yet. The aim of this session is to present which applications, systems and services are already available today or are currently under development and will be available in near future. A number of European institutes have taken the lead in this domain by preparing field trials, which allow to extend the discussion quantitatively by means of realistic figures. Similar initiatives exist in the USA and in Japan. This session will bring together experts form the different region, as well as stakeholders from industry, government/local authorities and knowledge institutes, allowing them to share and express their vision in order to set the research agenda for ongoing and future activities in a global perspective.