The ITS Austria Conference held on 11 November 2011 was distinguished by “strategies and measures to build an intelligent transport system in Austria”. In the course of the press conference Doris Bures Minister of Transport Innovation and Technology presented the national ITS action plan.

The importance of Intelligent Transport Systems regarding efficiency safety and environmental sustainability was also pointed out by the attending infrastructure operators and industrial representatives Josef Fiala (ASFINAG) PaulForsreiter (Swarco) and Sören Hess (chair of the Car2Car Communication Consortium).

The project “Testfeld Telematik” (testbed telematics) which is the first project as part of the ITS action plan has been launched and will be the first deployment-hotspot for cooperative mobility. The project will also be one of the highlights of the demonstrations during the 19th ITS World Congress Vienna from 22-26 October 2012.

Twenty-five national and international speakers guided the 220 participants towards the future of our transport system and discussed the benefits and chances of intelligent mobility solutions as well as upcoming ITS services.
Speeches were made by Odile Arbeit de Chalendar representative of the European Commission Hermann Meyer ERTICO – ITS Europe Fritz Busch University of Technology Munich Martin Russ managing director AustriaTech Herbert Kasser ministry of transport innovation and technology as well as  the “ITS World Congress 2012” team to name only a few.

Presentations dealt with topics such as the new national ITS action plan and its instruments the re-launch of the ITS Austria platform its duties structures and chances from its partners perspective as well as the preparation of the 19th ITS World Congress 2012 in Vienna and associated projects.

For more information visit the Austrian Ministry for Transport Innovation and Technology website.


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Original Publication Date: Fri 25 Nov 2011