The third ‘Countdown to the Congress’ Podcast is out, offering fascinating thought leadership on driverless vehicle timescales, global business expansion, freight and logistics, and big data.

In this preview to ITS World Congress 2017 Montréal, SWRI’s Vice President of Research & Development Steve Dellenback talks about how, despite the technology existing, there are still numerous challenges facing mass adoption of driverless vehicles in the short term. ITS Canada’s Chair Chris Philp shares details about the 275+ exhibitors that will display the latest innovations and products in Viger Hall and Smart Cities Pavilion Chair John Barton of Texas A&M’s Engineering Experiment Station tells what to expect from the cities on display: Montréal, Canada; Columbus, Ohio; Christchurch, New Zealand; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Singapore. We hear from Irina Patrascu who is Director of Partnership and Communication at ERTICO – ITS Europe about its four focus areas, connected and automated driving, urban mobility, clean mobility and transport and logistics.

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The fourth ‘Countdown to the Congress’ Podcast is out. Smart Highways Editor Paul Hutton talks to Richard Neumann of Swarco who details his company’s Traffic Management as a Service offering while we’re also joined by Q-Free CEO Hakon Volldal who explains how they are expanding far beyond tolling.

We hear from ERTICO – ITS Europe about the European priorities and how ITS Australia have a record level of participation for a congress outside their own country.

Plus we learn about the social side of the congress, including details of the fancy dress gala dinner on Hallowe’en and get a few tips of what to see and do during downtime in Montreal.

Remember that we’ll be producing daily podcasts from the event including tips about must-attend sessions and must-visit exhibits as well as news and the views of leading decision makers and thought leaders.

Make sure you spend half an hour a day, perhaps while getting ready in your hotel room, to have a listen. And if you can’t make it to Montreal, Congress Today is the perfect place to catch up what is going on.