ERTICO: Can you describe your activities in the ITS field?
Cees De Wijs: ACS a Xerox company is one of the world leading companies in the field of transportation solutions and services to governments with projects in more than 30 countries.
The concern of ACS-Xerox about increased congestion roadway safety and unsustainable vehicle emissions drives the company to offer integrated solutions for ITS challenges. Applications for congestion charging highway management emissions testing systems on- and off street parking traffic enforcement and (Video) toll systems are smart solutions for complex problems. Where public funds are insufficient ACS a Xerox company can provide ITS end-to-end services based upon BOT models working closely with the government.
ERTICO: Why have you joined ERTICO?
Cees De Wijs: ACS a Xerox company has joined the ERTICO network because we strongly believe that we can bring added value to the network by sharing our ITS knowledge and experience with others. The ERTICO network for International and collaborative research and development offers a unique platform to share and develop ITS services.
Photo: Cees De Wijs Senior Vice President International Operations Xerox – ACS
ERTICO: What are your expectations for this partnership?
Cees De Wijs: We are expecting to build an engagement model with ERTICO where we to a larger extend share our experience and innovation in the ITS field. Through ERTICO we will get involved in EC framework programmes helping to shape the ITS future in Europe.
We expect ERTICO to facilitate bringing the innovation and business models from the industry under the attention of the European Commission. On the other hand we expect ERTICO to translate the vision and policy of the Commission into thematic events and workshops.
ACS a Xerox company can play an important role in shaping the ITS future for Europe through a close partnership with ERTICO.
ERTICO: Are there any projects activities or sectors that you are particularly interested in?
Cees De Wijs: By nature ACS a Xerox company is developing new services in a wide range of ITS services. However and because the individual will shape the ITS service of the future we are interested in new developments and innovation on multi-modality origin destination models electro-mobility open payments models.
About Xerox – ACS
ACS A Xerox Company is a global leader in business process and information technology services. That covers a lot of ground from finance and accounting and transaction processing to IT outsourcing human resource services and customer care.
Everything we do is driven by a single overriding mission: to help our clients focus on their core business. We serve such wide ranging industries as government communications manufacturing retail financial services healthcare education and transport.
We deliver operational excellence. From Business Process Re-engineering to managing our clients’ operations it drives everything that we do. Every year we receive industry recognition from the leading research and advisory firms in the service industry.
The Xerox Family
ACS has become an even stronger company for our clients by joining forces with Xerox. As part of Xerox’s $22 billion global enterprise we now offer you the immense resources of 130000 employees in 160 countries global brand strength and a constant dedication to innovation.
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Original Publication Date: Mon 23 May 2011