18-Nov-2020

IT-TRANS to showcase the breadth of digital mobility solutions

From on-demand transport and occupancy predictions to mobile commerce, the conference and exhibition will provide a platform for new developments

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating the pace of change in the mobility sector. Smart software is helping transport companies and mobility service providers deal with this. Possibilities include automating and electrifying vehicle fleets, greater use of ride pooling, on-demand transport, real-time passenger information and planning for repair and maintenance. Digital tools can also help regain the trust of passengers and check that they are wearing masks where necessary.

IT-TRANS will be held from 1 to 3 December 2020 at the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre. The event will provide a platform to present and discuss mobility trends, concepts and visions from around the world, along with real solutions for the COVID-19 era. Two special sessions have been added to the IT-TRANS conference that are dedicated to the challenges that the pandemic poses to the public transport sector. In a series of case studies, transport companies from around the world will describe how they are handling the pandemic and outline the measures they have taken, such as new payment methods, video surveillance, overcrowding warning systems and flexible scheduling. “Although this year’s meet-up for the public transport sector may be a little different, IT-TRANS will allow the industry to think about the changes caused by the pandemic and discuss solutions. This is because the digital world has continued to develop and become more significant, as the event will show”, says Jaspal Singh, Senior Expert for IT and Development at UTIP, who is also responsible for the conference programme.

Both of the Covid-related discussions will be streamed live and made available virtually, along with many of the 35 other sessions. The entire conference will be a hybrid event, held both on site and online. The exhibition will take place in Karlsruhe according to an officially approved hygiene and safety plan. Around 270 providers of IT and mobility solutions will present their products and services for connected urban transport.

Please note: The IT-TRANS exhibition 2020 will not take place as a live event in Karlsruhe. UITP and Messe Karlsruhe are transforming IT-TRANS to an interactive event community platform, where exhibitors will also be present.