ITS AP2005

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The 7th Asia Pacific ITS Conference & Exhibition was held in New Delhi, India, during August 09-11, 2005. This was the fi rst International Forum and Exhibition of its kind to be held in the South Asian region. Here is the summary of the conference: AWARENESS among key Ministries about the importance of SAFETY, ITS and what it can. do to make safer healthier societies was the main aim of AP2005.


The Ministers of Science & Technology, Heavy Industries and Urban Development visited the exhibition and interacted with the participants.Their response was very encouraging. They have assured support towards a structured ITS development in India. All the Ministers have expressed keen interest to take on research, position papers, programme and projects on ITS with AITS.

MoU’s were also signed between AITS, India and Ertico, Taiwan and Korea. These are aimed at promoting greater cooperation on ITS between India and these countries. AITS India looks forward to presenting some concrete programmes and proposals undertaken as a follow–up to these MoU’s soon.

There were 17 stalls taken up at the exhibition: Taco MobiApps, ST Engg, Singapore; Itramas, Malaysia; Efkon; ‘Best of ITS’, USA; TIFAC (Technology Information & Forecasting assessment Council), India; ITS Japan; Kapsch; ESRI, India; IBI Srishti; IIT, Mumbai; Delhi Transport and BSNL, India.

Media partners were Telematics Ltd, and Coordinates.

Eighteen sessions were conducted of which there were four Executive Sessions, eleven Technical Sessions and three Special Sessions. The provisional number of delegates from various countries included:

1 Japanese 24
2 Korean 21
3 Malaysian 35
4 Taiwan 20
5 China 04
6 Singapore 09
7 Europe 07
8 UK 01
9 USA 05
10 Australia 03
11 New Zealand 01
12 Indian 150

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