ITS World Congress welcomed a record number of attendees

Despite the pandemic, this years’ ITS World Congress welcomed a record number of visitors: 13,000 guests and 400 exhibitors from all over the world participated at the congress for intelligent transport and mobility systems.

Mayor of Hamburg Peter Tschentscher stated: “The high number of visitors confirmed the interest in the topics at the ITS World Congress. The congress had shown how mobility might become more efficient, more comfortable and climate-friendlier in future”.

Senator for Transport Anjes Tjarks said: “Hamburg is now a fixed point on the map for digital and sustainable mobility.”

Despite the 2G rule (only vaccinated or recovered people could attend), both organisers, Ertico and City of Hamburg, are very satisfied with the turnout. Furthermore, more than 4,000 residents visited the fair on Public Day of the event.

The focus is now on implementing the goals of Hamburg’s ITS strategy by 2030 and pushing ahead with the mobility transition, improving the traffic flow, increasing traffic safety and reducing its negative environmental impact, reports Hamburg.de.

Mayor Tschentscher  added: “We aim to continue many of the projects started by Hamburg beyond the congress and, for instance, to use the digitalisation of the S-Bahn to improve public transport in Hamburg permanently”.

 

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