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www.its-ukreview.org 23 ITS (UK) will have a strong presence at Traffex, having helped to curate the show’s seminar programme which opens on the first day with a keynote address from President Steven Norris. Mr Norris will also host a special Traffex Dinner on the evening of 21 April, where he is due to present the Society’s 2015 Awards for Excellence in ITS. ITS (UK) Secretary General Jennie Marin said: “We look forward to Traffex and welcome the fact that each edition of this long established event contains a larger intelligent transport systems element – proof of how our sector has become an essential part of all modes of transport and continues to grow in importance.” ITS (UK)’s stand – H90 – will serve as a lounge for its Members, where they can meet each other in comfortable surroundings with seating and refreshments. This was made possible as a result of sponsorship from GRID and Transport Simulation Systems (TSS). TSS is launching the latest version of its transport modelling software – Aimsun 8.1 – at the show. This product, the company says, stands out for the high speed of its simulations and for its integrated environment, which fuses travel demand modelling, macroscopic wide-area modelling and mesoscopicmicroscopic hybrid simulation. The firm is keen to raise its UK profile in 2015. “That is why we opened a London branch office last year and it is also why we are sponsoring the ITS (UK) stand at Traffex,” said TSS managing director Jaime L. Ferrer. Meanwhile smart cities specialist GRID will be at the ITS (UK) stand promoting its assist-Mi, Kerb and Omnia apps. Assist-Mi uses a combination of location based technologies and twoway messaging to connect disabled users directly with service providers to request real-time assistance. Kerb is a booking service that dynamically allocates restricted kerbside for loading, coaches and parking. This could help reduce city congestion and emissions, and save fuel, time and money for drivers. ITS (UK) stand offers meeting place for members AGD Systems’ most technologically advanced intelligent radar detection systems to date will be on show at stand C22. The firm’s new ‘350’ enforcement solution will be exhibited. This measures the speed and range of vehicles as well as their angle from the unit. The radar can pinpoint the specific positions of vehicles, making it well suited to red light and yellow box enforcement. The ‘342’ speed enforcement radar, to be used for the HADECS3 (Highways Agency Digital Enforcement Camera System) project supporting roll-out of Smart Motorways, will also be on display. In addition the company will showcase its new multi-lane monitoring radar – the ‘342MM’ – as well as the compact, low power ‘336’ detector, which features its own solar power supply. Meanwhile AGD will be making use of the demonstration area, where it will show off traffic control solutions including the ‘318’ for strategic detection applications including cyclist detection and the ‘640’ pedestrian detector. Radar innovations take centre stage  AGD Systems’ new ‘350’ enforcement solution  Aimsun 8.1 model of Trafalgar Square  Assist-Mi connects disabled users directly to service providers to request real-time assistance


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