ASFA – Toll Motorways of France, France
ASFA, professional association of motorway concessionaries and operating companies, gathers 23 members operating 9,053 km of toll motorway network. The association is one of the founding members of ERTICO – ITS Europe. ASFA members played a major role for the success of the first ITS World Congress held in Paris in 1994 and contributed also to the success of ITS Bordeaux 2015. They implement advanced technology for the deployment of a European Electronic Toll Service, armonized ITS services, enhancement of cooperative and connected infrastructures in Europe making the motorway the safest roads. Companies are designing the motorway of the future ready to welcome the autonomous vehicle, and to provide mobility as a service in partnerships with all stakeholders.
Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC), Chinese-Taipei
Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation is the licensed entity with exclusive concession to own and run HSR Taiwan, which has
been regarded as the largest BOT project of public transportation infrastructure over the world until now. THSRC has successfully self-developed innovative and created ‘the Smart Railway Services system’ (THSRC ITS SRS System), with its smart applications into high speed railway operations management, emergency management and passenger services. This Taiwan-style ITS SRS System has generated continual improvement in smart railway services operational efficiency and management, whilst improving passenger services particularly in ticketing systems, and providing innovative ‘real time’ operational information.
General Motors, United States
General Motors (GM) is being awarded for its revolutionary commitment to Connected Vehicle Technology Deployment across the United States. In September 2014, Chief Executive Mary Barra announced at the Detroit ITS World Congress the company’s commitment to Connected Vehicle (CV) technology, taking many in attendance by firestorm, and igniting the industry to push technology forward at a rapid pace. GM committed to producing vehicles off the assembly line in the 2017model year equipped with DSRC technology, and that is on track to come true with the Cadillac CTS. GM continues their commitment to Connected Vehicles with active participation in Vehicle Research and Testing, Standards Committee (SAE J2735), active legislation (Michigan Senate Bills 169,663) and active participation with automobile consortiums. The internal expertise in CV technology makes GM a global leader in manufacturing vehicles to meet the needs of 21st century mobility.