ERTICO – ITS Europe and ITS China are working together to strengthen cooperation between Europe and China for the development and the deployment of ITS. This cooperation began almost 10 years ago with successful EC co-funded projects such as DYNASTY SIMBA SIMBA II and VIAJEO.

In the scope of the activities organised as part of the joint cooperation roadmap the First ERTICO – ITS Europe and ITS China Seminar was organised on 8 September 2011 in Beijing during the 6th China Annual Conference and International Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems the 7th International Energy-Efficiency and New Energy Vehicles Innovation Development Forum and Exhibition 6 -10 September 2011.

The meeting objectives were to:

  • Exchange knowledge and best-practices between Europe and China. Three priority areas were selected by members of the Partnership: Multi-modal journey planning traffic and traveller information and communication in ITS.
  • Provide an opportunity for European and Chinese partners to network with a view towards opening doors for new project development between the two regions.

The seminar was attended by representatives from 10 ERTICO Members and more than 30 ITS China Members. Some ERTICO Members such as Volvo Technology Corporation NXP Semiconductors CINTERION” BOSCH and PTV gave presentations to introduce their products and services related to the Chinese market. ITS China membersHisense TransTech and STONE Intelligent Transportation System Integration Co. LTD presented their major ITS projects and applications. Positive feedbacks were received from attendees. The attendees from both Europe and China agreed that such seminar created excellent opportunities to develop a sound understanding of current ITS trends and market in both Europe and China. ERTICO and ITS China members also took the chance to meet and discuss potential cooperation opportunities.

The attendees suggested that these seminars should be held on a regular basis in order to continue the communication between European and Chinese ITS communities.

For more information please contact Yanying Li.

Final agenda is available here.

Presentations are available only to ERTICO Partners and can be found here.

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Original Publication Date: Mon” 19 Sep 2011