Transformational technology company enhances industry thought leadership by reinventing personal mobility

Uber Technologies, Inc. has joined the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) Leadership Circle, as announced today by Thomas E. Kern, ITS America Interim President and Chief Executive Officer.

The San Francisco based company will join 39 established members of the ITS America Leadership Circle. “Uber is a perfect fit for this prestigious group of innovative transportation organizations,” Kern said. “The company created a new mobile platform that empowers individuals to make on-demand mobility decisions, and we are excited to bring that kind of ingenuity to the table as the Leadership Circle tackles some of the world’s most critical transportation issues.”

Uber is evolving the way the world moves by seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through their apps, making cities more accessible and opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From its founding in 2009 to launches in hundreds of cities today, Uber’s rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.

The ITS America Leadership Circle brings together transportation and technology visionaries from the public, private and academic sectors as thought leaders on behalf of ITS America and the broader transportation community. Together, the Leadership Circle develops strategic approaches to improve the nation’s transportation systems through innovative intelligent transportation solutions.

The ITS America Leadership Circle recently released A Road Map for 2015, outlining six key priorities:

Evolving Opportunities in Transportation through Big Data AnalyticsPromote the Safe, Efficient, & Smart Movement of GoodsAdvance Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Communication Technology DeploymentSmart Use of Assets and Capacity: Utilize Existing Technologies and InfrastructureElevate our Impact: Outreach at the Federal, State, and Local LevelsEmerging Vehicle Solutions: Connected, Autonomous, and Electric Vehicles