TTS Italia signs MoU with ITS China
Creation date: 14 June 2011
On 26 and 27 May TTS Italia took part in the ITS World Summit entitled "ITS, the upcoming city guide to easy life" organized by ITS China in Shanghai. The initiative was attended by the ITS Associations of Sweden, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and Thailand, and representatives of key stakeholders of the Chinese mobility, including the Ministry of Transport and Communication, the Transportation Committees of the municipalities of Beijing and Shenzhen, the agency mobility in Beijing, the public transport companies in Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Xian and Hangzhou, the Centre for Transport Planning in Shanghai.
The objective of this initiative was to take stock of the state of the art of ITS initiatives implemented in China and other countries present, so as to promote discussion and possible synergies. In this regard, on May 25, TTS Italia has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ITS China with the aim of encouraging partnership between the Italian and Chinese companies on training, research, trade cooperation, exchange of information and organization of bilateral workshops and seminars.
The actions taken during the ITS World Summit focused on some key issues related to the ITS sector, including supervision and management of urban and suburban mobility, use of RFID and GPS applications, opportunities and challenges of electronic fee collection.
The intervention of TTS Italia, presented by the Secretary General Olga Landolfi, has focused on the state of the art of ITS projects and initiatives promoted at national level for the management of mobility.