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ITSReviewAnnual2015

Technology to feature heavily at Traffex return of Visitors to Traffex 2015 will have the opportunity to visit hundreds of exhibitors, hear interesting presentations and experience new and established products for themselves, all in one location. Intelligent Transport Systems are expected to be a key part of this year’s Traffex show, where more than 30 ITS (UK) member companies will be showcasing their latest technology, products and services. The country’s largest traffic management and road safety exhibition takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23 April. This free to attend event includes a range of seminar presentations, allowing delegates to hear from Government officials and traffic industry experts who will discuss current best practice, new legislation and what lies ahead for the future of the industry. Sessions to look out for include an exhibition opening keynote by ITS (UK) President Steve Norris on day one, and a lunch time debate on day 22 ITS REVIEW Annual Review 2015 two – presented by ITS (UK) and IET – examining the question: Have we reached peak car? On day 2 Milton Keynes Council’s head of transport Brian Matthews will discuss UK activities in connected and driverless vehicles. The seminar programme also includes talks from event partners and ITS (UK) members Siemens and Redspeed International. The centrepiece of this year’s Traffex exhibition will be a full size public highway environment. Guests can walk or cycle around this demonstrator zone, which will be used showcase products including on board safety sensors for buses, and camera and radar technologies able to identify vulnerable road users. Traffex 2015 will be co-located alongside its sister exhibition, Parkex, featuring leading suppliers of parking equipment, management and software, and its own programme of seminars. Exhibition director Bill Butler said: “The parking and traffic industry is currently facing multiple challenges regarding new legislation and the use of new technology. He added that Traffex and Parkex “will showcase many of the new products and services available to councils and provide a one stop shop for traffic and parking professionals”. “Whether you are from a local council, central government department, or work in the private sector, there’s bound to be something for you. Nothing beats face to face interaction with the industry’s top experts to inspire and remind people what a diverse and exciting industry they work in.”


ITSReviewAnnual2015
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