AARP members will benefit from advances in driver-focused technology, public transportation, and traveler information both now and in the future.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 17, 2008
AARP is a bronze-level sponsor of the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems.
"By 2025, people age 60+ will make up a quarter of the American population," says Elinor Ginzler, AARP senior vice president for livable communities. "AARP is delighted to be sponsoring the ITS World Congress because technology will be key to enabling the generation raised in carpools to continue to go where they want, when they want and in safety. "
Scheduled for Nov. 16-20 in New York, the world congress event is the largest ITS gathering this year, with more than 10,000 professionals from the international transportation, technology, and business communities expected to attend. AARP's Ginzler will speak as part of a panel on "Meeting the future Mobility Needs of an Aging Population," an afternoon session on Monday, November 17.
"Having an organization such as AARP as a sponsor is an asset to the event as we work to educate the public on the many benefits of ITS," says Scott Belcher, president and CEO of ITS America, host of the congress. "AARP members will benefit from advances in driver-focused technology, public transportation, and traveler information both now and in the future."
For the latest information on the 15th World Congress on ITS, please visit http://www.itsworldcongress.org.
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About the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems Featuring ITS America's 2008 Annual Meeting
Hosted by the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), ERTICO, and ITS Japan, the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City from November 16-20, 2008. The 15th World Congress on ITS will be combined with ITS America's 2008 Annual Meeting and Exposition, making it the largest ITS event in 2008 and is expected to attract 10,000 transportation, technology and business professionals. Delegates to the 15th World Congress on ITS will have access to more than 200 extraordinary education sessions, exciting technical tours, a 350,000 square foot exhibit hall, live vehicle communications demonstrations operating on the streets and highways of New York, and limitless opportunities to connect with an international audience in a world-class city. http://www.itsworldcongress.org.