Compass4D Session at the ITS World Congress (SIS07)

Session Track: International Cooperation to Expand ITS

The deployment of Cooperative ITS services is still in its infancy and limited by barriers such as high prices, user acceptance and uncertain business models.
Despite the current availability of products on the market and the clear demand for services by users (especially fleet operators), the penetration of C-ITS is not sufficient and not yet fully interoperable across different regions.

These challenges cannot be effectively undertaken at a regional level, but require a coordinated approach across the globe. Cooperation agreements are already in place at political level and major players are targeting global markets. However numerous issues remain pending and necessitate a resolute approach.
This session, in the format of a panel with active involvement of the audience, will look into current implementation initiatives and mass-deployment perspective across the globe, with high level representatives from the US, Japan, and Europe.

Expert speakers will present concrete examples from their current deployment programs and debate the most viable solutions to overcome barriers such as the involvement of users, financial viability and interoperability.


Jean-Charles Pandazis, Head of Sector EcoMobility, ERTICO-ITS Europe, Belgium


Jean-Charles Pandazis Head of Sector EcoMobility ERTICO ITS Europe , Belgium


André Perpey, Manager, Geoloc Systems , France
Brian Cronin, Team Leader, ITS Research and Demonstration, ITS Joint Program Office, U.S. Department of Transportation, United States
Evangelos Mitsakis, Associate Researcher, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas - Hellenic Institute of Transport , Greece
Koichi Sakai, Senior Researcher, ITS Division, National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management, Japan
James Sayer, Program Manager, Safety Pilot Test Conductor & Associate Research Scientist, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, United States
Hideyuki Kanoshima, Senior Researcher, ITS Division, National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management , Japan


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