The last Talking Transport podcast reports from the 26th ITS World Congress in Singapore as it draws to a close.
This episode explores the differing ways of approaching enforcement based on different cultural attitudes around the world with Jenoptik giving advice on how to approach the issue. The differences between cities and countries and a lack of one-size-fits-all approach is reflected in conversation with Bosch who talk about delivering mobility solutions in different places, while we hear about a radar-based safety solution from Navtech Radar that not only spots stopped vehicles but can help improve driving by catching tailgaters and centre lane hogs.
The episode also looks to the congresses future and how the British city of Birmingham is already working on its bid to host the World Congress in 2024, while Lisbon is going to be the location of Europe’s first carbon-neutral mobility congress next year. Finally we hear from the President of ITS America about next year in Los Angeles.
Transport for West Midlands Director of Policy, Strategy & Innovation, Mike Waters spoke to SMART Highways editor Paul Hutton about Birmingham’s bid for the next World Congress in 2024, and told him how long he long the West Midlands had been working on its bid. “We’ve been looking at this for at least six months now, talking to stakeholders and colleagues not just in the West Midlands but across the UK, because we see this as a UK proposition.”
President and CEO of ITS America, Shailen P. Bhatt, ends the podcast by talking about the next year in Los Angeles. “The theme for next year is going to be the new age of mobility and it’s this continuing trend of mobility focus, so how do we move people, data and freight? – That’s going to be the focus,” said Bhatt.
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