Explaining International IT Application Leadership: Intelligent Transportation Systems

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW 610A
Washington, DC 20005

Until now, most advances in transportation relied on physical materials—more cement and steel. But going forward significant progress in surface transportation will depend increasingly on making the system more intelligent, through the use of sensors, computers and communication technology. In short, IT can play a key role in the safety, efficiency and convenience of transportation, including for cars, trucks and mass transit. Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) include on-board, real-time traffic and transit information, new types of road pricing, adaptive traffic signal timing, and better safety warning systems.

Many nations have recognized the importance of ITS and as such made significant progress in deploying ITS to improve their transportation systems. Unfortunately, the United States trails world leaders in the deployment of ITS, mitigating the ability of these emerging technologies to enhance safety, mobility, and convenience for American motorists.

In this event, ITIF releases a new report, Explaining International Leadership in Intelligent Transportation Systems, which will identify the leading countries in intelligent transportation systems, explain why the leaders have made the progress they have (and conversely why the United States lags so far behind), and offer recommendations for how federal and state governments can accelerate the deployment of intelligent transportation systems.

This will be the third in a series of five ITIF events that will explore international IT application leadership.

01/27/2010 09:0001/27/2010 10:30America/New_YorkITIF Event: Explaining International IT Application Leadership: Intelligent Transportation SystemsInformation Technology and Innovation Foundation, 1101 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005More information: https://itif.org/events/2010/01/27/explaining-international-it-application-leadership-intelligent-transportationMM/DD/YYYY
Robert D. Atkinson
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Stephen Ezell
Vice President, Global Innovation Policy
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Scott Belcher
President and CEO
ITS America
Riz Khaliq
Director of Marketing & Communications
Masahiro Nishikawa
Senior Researcher
Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism