2014 ITS World Congress expects Visteon, Transcore, U.S. DOT, Michigan DOT & investment funding

detroitworldcongressThe 2014 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Sept. 7-11 comes to America every three years, this year it will be in Detroit, Michigan. A multitude of industry leaders will be present and presenting at the event.

Transcore Trucking Tolling

At Belle Isle, TransCore will demonstrate a viable answer to today’s nationwide tolling interoperability. Using a live test-track, the truck driver will test a multi-protocol tag – GoAnywhere Pass – in a loop using six different readers set up for various protocols. Participants will observe the transactions in the tent on a big screen.


Visteon’s exhibit at the World Congress will feature vehicle cockpit concepts and technology related to telematics and audio and infotainment.

Visteon will showcase e a V2V ride-and-drive demonstration on Belle Isle. Participants will experience fully integrated cockpit human machine interaction (HMI) with a obstructed stopped vehicle ahead warning, emergency electronic brake light warning, and slippery road condition ahead warning.

Tim Yerdon, Visteon’s from Visteon will speak on panes with chief technology officers from automakers and suppliers and a special interest panel discussing the economics and partnerships driving connected cars.

Brian Daugherty from Visteon will be on a panel on advanced connected vehicle technology security and certification.

A technical paper on vehicle and driver communication systems will be delivered by Visteon technical fellow Rick Zerod.

U.S. DOT miniSim Portable  Driving

The U.S. DOT has been working with the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) at the University of Iowa to develop short driving simulator scenarios demonstrating a variety of vehicle-to-infrastructure, vehicle-to-pedestrian, and vehicle-to-vehicle applications. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to drive the miniSim portable driving simulator in either a rural or urban setting. Each five-minute drive will present several different applications. Attendees will also be invited to participate in future research studies by allowing their driving performance to be recorded for future analyses of warning and alert effectiveness.

Michigan DOT & RCOC

Michigan DOT and RCOC live Traffic Management Center operations will be demonstrated at the Technology Showcase during World Congress. The RCOC manages the largest adaptive signal system in the North America with more than 700 signals controlled by the adaptive system.  With the harsh weather conditions of the region, RCOC quickly realized that the adaptive system would benefit from a more reliable detection solution that required less maintenance and offered safer working conditions for RCOC employees.

Investment Banker Supported

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) announced that premier middle market investment bank Raymond James has joined Fontinalis Partners, and Econolite Group, Inc. as sponsors for the Transportation for Tomorrow Investor Matching Event at this year’s World Congress. The deadline for submitting an application to participate in the Investor Matching Event is August 18, 2014.

ITS World Congress will have an Entrepreneurial Village on the exhibit floor where emerging companies and startups will have a dedicated space for promoting their most innovative ideas and technologies that are fueling smarter cities and fundamentally changing the way we move.