20th ITS World Congress
Tokyo, Japan, October 7, 2013—Toyota Motor Corporation will be an exhibitor at the 20th ITS*1 World Congress*2, to be held in Tokyo from October 14 to 18. Under the theme “Open ITS to the Next”, the event will enable exhibitors to showcase the results of a variety of Japanese projects undertaken through public-private collaboration throughout the country. Some of these projects can only be trialed in megacities such as Tokyo.
Toyota has participated since the first congress was held in Paris in 1994. This year, Toyota’s booth will focus on four areas: Cooperative ITS, next-generation urban traffic systems, energy management, and next generation telematics.
In developing Cooperative ITS, Toyota aims to come closer to its ultimate goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and injuries. Next generation urban traffic systems will lead to stress-free transportation that enables vehicle users to travel smoothly to their destination. Toyota’s efforts in the field of energy management will enable optimal city-wide energy use, supporting environment-friendly lifestyles and high quality of life. Lastly, in the area of next generation telematics, Toyota is endeavoring to make cars that can more reliably assist drivers. These four areas form the core elements of Toyota’s vision of a smart mobility society in which people, cars and cities will be linked.
The ITS World Congress is the world’s largest ITS-related international conference. Held annually in Europe, the Asia-Pacific and the Americas on a rotating basis, the congress invites ITS developers (governments, research bodies and commercial enterprises) from a wide range of countries and regions to showcase their latest ITS research findings and products through information sessions (including presentations of technical papers), exhibitions and technical tours. This is the first time that the Congress will be held in Japan since the 2004 Congress in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture.
Overview of Toyota’s Participation in the 20th ITS World Congress
|Information sessions||A total of 16 information sessions on the topics above will be conducted, including executive sessions (conducted by Toyota executives), special sessions (conducted by “leader level” personnel), and technical sessions (conducted by “expert level” technical personnel).|
|Showcases||Other technologies for traffic safety and congestion elimination
Showcase 1: Next Generation DSSS (I2V)
Safe driving support at intersections using sensor information and smooth intersection negotiation using traffic signal information
Showcase 2: Cooperative advanced safety vehicles (V2V, V2P)
Driving safety support systems using vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian communications technology
Showcase 3: Highway Sag Section Traffic Facilitation Service (I2V, V2V)
Alleviation of congestion on highway sag sections*4 using ITS spots and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)/Cooperative-adaptive Cruise Control (C-ACC).
Showcase 4: ITS Spots (I2V)
The world’s first cooperative ITS, supporting safe and comfortable driving
Showcase 9: Intelligent driving support technologies for highways
Next generation advanced driver assistance technologies
Note: showcases 1 through 4 are being conducted through public-private collaboration; showcase 9 is being conducted by TMC independently.
- *1Provide information on upcoming road obstructions and traffic merging, etc;
- *2A system that helps drivers negotiate intersections;
- *3A system that seeks to assist local energy generation for local consumption using data to link buildings, infrastructure and transportation and adjusting the supply/demand balance of electric power;
- *4Road sections that dip as they transition from downhill to uphill;
- *1Stands for “Intelligent Transport Systems”, and refers to systems that use IT to link people, roads and vehicles, with the aim of enhancing safety and comfort and improving traffic flow
- *2The opening ceremony will be held October 14 at Tokyo International Forum. Information sessions and exhibitions will take place between October 15 and 18 at Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Site). The event is hosted by the Japan Organizing Committee of ITS World Congress Tokyo 2013.
Other Participation and Collaborative Programs by Toyota at the 20th ITS World Congress
Odaiba automated driving technology experience
Some of the biggest auto makers from around the world will conduct demonstrations of advanced driving support systems and automated driving systems. TMC will demonstrate its Pre-collision Systems.
Special Demonstrations: October 15 to 19 in Section K of the Harumi-nishi Temporary Parking Lot, Harumi-futo, Tokyo
Aichi/Toyota ITS Samurai Tour
Tour includes test drives with wireless DSSS as well as trips to Toyota Ecoful Town, a low-CO2 model town where ITS technologies are put into practice. Visitors will also tour the Road Information Control Center, which collects and provides traffic data for the Chubu region.
Post-congress Tour: October 19 to 20