Toyota to Exhibit on Cooperative ITS at the 23rd ITS World Congress in Melbourne

Tokyo, Japan, September 30, 2016―Toyota Motor Corporation will be exhibiting at the 23rd Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)1 World Congress (hosted by ITS Australia), which will be held from October 10 to 14 in Melbourne, Australia.

The primary theme of the Congress this time is, "ITS―Enhancing Liveable Cities and Communities", where the aim is to explore new value-added features and services such as interconnected cars, automated driving technologies, smart cities, and new urban mobility means.

Toyota booth (artist’s rendering)

Toyota will be showcasing its extensive work that is targeted towards the creation of a smart mobility society that links people, cars, and cities. The Toyota booth will present on cooperative ITS, an important safety technology that strives toward the goal of achieving zero traffic fatalities―the ultimate goal of the future mobility society.

Specifically, Toyota will present on its philosophy towards safety, and will exhibit Toyota's current cooperative ITS services which extends into the future. With the use of the experiences zone which showcases virtual reality (VR) and a driving simulator, Toyota hopes to introduce the use of its potential services which it has in mind for the future. Toyota will also display the latest technical trends, such as initiatives in Japan and elsewhere, toward the popularization and development of cooperative ITS for the future.

In October 2015, Toyota had began installing the ITS Connect2―a global frontrunner in terms safe driving support system―in some of its vehicles that are sold in Japan. ITS Connect comprises of a range of alert and warning features, which are key aspects of cooperative ITS, including the Right Turn Collision Caution and Emergency Vehicle Proximity Notification systems, which are based on vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) bidirectional communication. At the upcoming ITS World Congress, Toyota will also present on the verified status of accident reduction effects of the systems that have been commercialized.

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 technical paper presentations), exhibitions, and test drives.

Toyota plans to continue carrying out initiatives steadily and effectively toward the promotion and popularization of cooperative ITS in order to help in the early realization of a safe mobility society.

  • *1 Refers to systems that use state-of-the-art telecommunication technologies to link people, roads and vehicles, with the aim of enhancing safety and comfort and improving traffic flow
  • *2 Service name that is used in Japan

Overview of Toyota's Participation at the 23rd ITS World Congress

Type Contents
Indoor exhibit
1. Toyota's safety initiatives
Display panels on active safety technologies to prevent accidents, as well as the future outlook of cooperative ITS in Japan (number of vehicles, infrastructures) and the spread of the services.
2. Cooperative ITS
Display panels and video presentations on key features of the commercialized cooperative ITS services, such as Right Turn Collision Caution, Red Light Caution, Communicating Radar Cruise Control, and Emergency Vehicle Proximity Notification, along with virtual testing using virtual reality systems
This also includes the display of systems, including on-board devices and wireless antennae, along with an image-based vehicle sensor
Driving simulator to allow visitors to enjoy virtual testing of automated driving technologies utilizing ITS, in addition to already commercialized services that utilize V2I and V2V communication systems and future services that utilize pedestrian-to-vehicle communication system
Display panels on Toyota's initiative, and the future direction in the United States
Information sessions
  • Toyota's overseas affiliates and affiliated companies will participate in the plenary session, special sessions, and technical sessions.
  • David Buttner, President of Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Ltd. (TMCA), will attend the plenary session which will be held from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. on October 11 (local time), representing the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI). Mr. Buttner will join with specialists from various countries in a panel discussion on "Automated and Connected Vehicles"

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