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EU and US: Joint Showcase at ITS Vienna 2012

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In April, Shelley Row, ITS Joint Programme Office Director, US DOT and Juhani Jääskeläinen, Head of Unit "ICT for Transport" - DG Information Society and Media, European Commission announced plans for creating a showcase to share the achievements of the cooperation between EU and USA with the international ITS community at the 19th ITS World Congress.

In a joint message, Mr Jääskeläinen and Ms Row stated that the successful cooperation so far accomplished in areas such as connected vehicles safety, standards harmonisation and sustainability in particular, will be exhibited during the Congress in October. In addition to demonstrations, interactive events and technical sessions will be organised, and a presentation of the collaboration with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Road Bureau will be also given, where applicable.

This international cooperation started in 2009, with the EU-USA agreement on cooperative research in ICT for transport application. 

From 22 to 26 October 2012, the EU/US Joint Programme will have a joint booth in the exhibition hall at ITS Vienna 2012, where they will display posters, engage visitors in interactive events, and hold executive and technical congress papers and sessions.

Additional work, carried out in cooperation with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism Road Bureau (MLIT), will also be shown at the congress.

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