Germany: IT Trans 2016 – IT Solutions for Public Transport

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IT Trans 2016 – IT Solutions for Public Transport

IT Trans International Conference and Exhbition 2016 is coming to Karlsruhe on 1–3 March 2016. The conference will host nearly 4,000 delegates from more than 50 countries, bringing high level executives and decision makers from public and private transport operators, authorities and trade associations and other stake-holding organisations, as well as more than 150 exhibitors.

The conference will focus on five themes:

Improving Customer Experience:

The use of IT in enhancing travel experiences for passengers will be a reoccurring theme at the conference; looking at digital services and strategies to improve the way operating companies communicate with passengers and improve their experiences.

It will also examine the use of electronic ticketing, fare management and how digitising the customer experience can enhance it. Speakers and round table discussions include representatives from Transport for London, Keolis, Transdev and MTR.

Data for Smart Businesses and Services

The strengths and weaknesses of big data will be discussed, looking at how it is collected, stored and shared, and how best to take advantage of data to make it a valuable commodity; improving service and operations and optimising revenues. IT Trans will also look at the creation of smart cities, smart services and how smart data is the bedrock of future urban and transport planning.

Urban Transport in Smart Cities

Speakers will look at urban mobility in smart cities, and how the IT sector has enabled the deployment of innovative transport solutions such as connected vehicle technology and automated systems. Cutting-edge transport management systems which put public transport at the forefront of traffic management will be discussed, as well as intermodal interfaces.

Integrated Mobility Platforms

IT Trans will focus on the rise of integrated mobility platforms, which will enable seamless intermodal travel for passengers. This will be achieved by cooperation between stakeholders, overcoming technical, political and corporate barriers to provide better and more intuitive services to customers.

Intermodal Transport Control Systems

Intermodal Transport Control Systems (ITCS) make integrated mobility platforms an achievable goal, by connecting the logistical operations of all modes of transport and enabling them to work in cooperation, thus benefitting all stakeholders. ITCS systems can collect data, analyse it and find patterns which will allow operating companies to deliver better, safer and more profitable services to passengers.

Other subjects which will be covered include responsive transport, e-ticketing, passenger information and infotainment, safety and security and traffic management.

The conference will offer opportunities to learn more about innovations changing the face of the transport industry, as well as giving delegates the chance to network and view the latest products and solutions at the exhibition.

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