#THISisITS Demonstrations 2017-10-28T15:56:57+00:00

#THISisITS Demonstrations

As part of ITS World Congress 2017, a number of exhibitors are offering Demonstrations of ITS technology to registered event attendees. Reservations (when necessary) for the Demonstrations are free but may be limited in number. Please visit the Demonstrations and Technical Tours Desk or the booth associated with the Demonstration, as noted below, for more information.

IMPORTANT: Demonstrations are subject to change at any time. Some descriptions below have been edited to fit available print space. For the most up-to-date information and schedule, please download the ITS World Congress 2017 mobile app, visit the official event website, and/or visit the Demonstrations and Technical Tours Desk located onsite in the event Registration area. To cancel a reservation, please visit the booth associated with the Demonstration as noted below.

ACTIVE-AURORA: The First Connected Vehicle Test Bed Network in Canada

The roadway environment is constantly changing due to a number of factors, including pedestrians, collisions, weather conditions, and more. This demonstration enables participants to experience the potential of connected vehicle technology by increasing awareness of changes in the roadway environment, promoting increased safety and efficiency for all road users. With a V2X- and DSRC-based hybrid solution, a fully connected transportation system—in which vehicles ‘talk’ with one another and with roadside infrastructure—can be achieved. For example, drivers could be notified of approaching pedestrians, safe speeds for sharp curves in the road, high-collision risk areas, changes in speed limit, advisory driving speeds based on the road conditions, and signal phase and timing information to make traffic flow smoother. In this demonstration, monitors and smartphones will be used to show participants some different sample messages and voice alerts that could be communicated to the driver while travelling in a connected vehicle environment. The applications of connected vehicle technology in this demonstration have been developed as part of ACTIVE-AURORA, the first connected vehicle test bed network in Canada.

Demonstration Site: Local Streets
Demonstration Reservation: Booth 627

Aisin Group: Automated Valet Parking

Aisin Group will demonstrate automated valet parking that can be achieved with existing sensors and connected modules. By automating valet parking, accidents in the parking lot as well as the waiting time of the user are reduced. When exiting from the vehicle at the drop-off point and instructing the vehicle to start automated valet parking via smartphone, the parking lot map and the route information are transmitted to the vehicle via the connected module and movement to the designated parking space is started. The vehicle travels on the designated route while confirming the safety of its surroundings using cameras and sonar sensors, parking in the space specified by the parking assist technology. For pick up, the vehicle starts moving based on the user’s instruction and stops at the intended passenger thereby reducing wait time. Participants will observe the demonstration vehicle park itself and return to pick up passengers.

Demonstration Site: Parking Level 2 of the Palais
Demonstration Reservation: Booth 608

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise: Communications Infrastructure for Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled ITS

For this demonstration, participants will see real-time multimedia communications, automated provisioning of rugged field Ethernet devices, automated provisioning of a traffic camera demonstrating IoT containment, and remote visibility of network and application analytics.

The exhibit booth will act as the Operations Center with three screens. Screen 1 will show what appears to be a network management platform, Screen 2 will show no video signal, and Screen 3 will show what appears to be a chat window. Specifically, participants will see:

  • A live communication channel from the installer using a multimedia collaboration application called Rainbow. This will include output from the installer’s smartphone, making participants virtual installers through a live video stream from the road as the installer went about the work of installing the equipment.
  • A management application for the network infrastructure called OmniVista 2500. This application will show the live status of both the existing and newly installed network switches in a network map and will be used to tweak configurations of the network switches remotely.

When the installer finishes the job, participants will ultimately see output from the roadside video camera that is mounted on a pole to give a ‘bird’s eye’ view of the scene.

Demonstration Site: Local Streets and Exhibit Hall
Demonstration Reservation: Booth 206

AUG Signals: Real-Time Roadside Environment Monitoring for Smart Cities

This demonstration gives participants an opportunity to observe real-time animal detection and vehicle classification using AUG Signals’ radar-based LADS™ monitoring system. During the demonstration, a warning beacon will be activated instantaneously whenever LADS™ detects a large animal (or people for demonstration purposes) within the user-configured detection zone. In addition, participants will be informed of ambient air quality (pollutant levels and air quality indices) within the detection zone. Participants will also have access to the live GIS data feed showing animal tracks, incursion/detection events, and vehicle tracks and types as well as other analytics such as traffic volume and average speeds.

Demonstration Site: Local Streets
Demonstration Reservation: Booth 409

Commsignia: Safer on the Road with Connected and Collaborating Vehicles

Commsignia, Inc. will demonstrate how V2X communication between connected vehicles and roadside infrastructure augments the awareness of traffic situations to drivers. This collaborative awareness improves road safety while reducing congestion and emissions to deliver real savings and benefits to all road users. Participants will ride in a connected vehicle where they will see the information communicated between the vehicles and the infrastructure, experiencing real-life applications such as Time to Green (T2G), Time to Red, Red Light Violation Warning (RLV), Green Light Optimal Speed Advice (GLOSA), and pedestrian detection involving traffic lights and pedestrians at intersections.

Demonstration Site: Local Streets
Demonstration Reservation: Booth 2327

Connected Signals: Connected/Autonomous Vehicles and Traffic Lights

With connected vehicles a reality and autonomous vehicles on the horizon, the need for vehicles to understand what traffic lights are doing is becoming ever more pressing.  There are two approaches that can be taken: a data-based approach, where the lights communicate directly with the vehicles, and a vision-based approach, where the vehicle uses one or more camera systems to determine what the lights are doing.

Connected Signals will demonstrate both approaches via a vehicle-interaction system powered by real-time traffic light data provided by the City of Montréal and an integrated system that combines these data-based capabilities with a camera-based system to provide a unified solution suitable for deployment in autonomous vehicles.

Demonstration Site: Local Streets
Demonstration Reservation: Booth 2028

Eberle Design: DA-300 Data Aggregator

This demonstration of iCITE® and the DA-300 Data Aggregator™ will show the value of connecting with remote intersections commonly too far to be connected.  The DA-300 Data Aggregator, along with G2® cloud based software, can remotely monitor and retrieve data from any intersection whether it is connected to a system or not.  Data such as power conditions of the cabinet to an open door is simple to retrieve. The DA-300 Data Aggregator™ also has the ability to provide a sync pulse to keep the controller time current if Time-based Coordination is a need.  Providing travel time, delays on reds, arrivals on greens as well as the Purdue data set used by UDOT’s SPM software adds extensive value in one compact single component that can fit into any style cabinet. For this demonstration, the DA-300 Data Aggregator™ will be installed in one or more local traffic controllers to show—in real time—what data can be provided to the G2® software for basic information to the most advanced performance measurements.  Visitors to the booth will see real-time data arriving and be able to manipulate it.

Demonstration Site: Booth 1701
Demonstration Reservation:  Booth 1701

Global Traffic: Priority Control Ride-Along with Opticom

This demonstration will allow participants to experience Opticom priority control. Passengers will take two loops—first without preemption and then with preemption—to see the difference Opticom can make in time savings. These minutes saved can, for example, help a city’s first responders get to the scene of an emergency more quickly, save money on gas and maintenance by prioritizing snow plow routes, or help transit riders get to their destination faster.

Demonstration Site: Local streets
Demonstration Reservation: Booth 2528

Ibeo: Real-Time Localization in GPS Denied Area

This demonstration will present real-time localization of a vehicle in challenging urban scenarios where standard GPS localization is not possible. The technology will be mainly based on LiDAR-based perception, which works in combination with digital maps collected a-priori. Participants will ride in a specially equipped vehicle while online data is being collected in addition to the localization results to show the capabilities of the state-of-the-art perception system. Reference data for the drive will also be generated during an offline processing stage for evaluation and assessment purposes.

Demonstration Site: Local Streets
Demonstration Reservation: Booth: 2203

Iteris: Observing Live Bicycle and Pedestrian Detection

There has been an increasing need for additional detection technology of bicycles and pedestrians at signalized intersections. This on-street demonstration of Iteris’ video detection technology will highlight the detection and differentiation of both bicycles and pedestrians. Iteris will install one of its video detectors at an intersection adjacent to the Palais. Participants will have a live-view of moving traffic through the intersection and will see first-hand how video detection sensors detect objects and provide necessary outputs for safety applications.  Iteris will also provide information on data collection of all modes—vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrians—and discuss the need for more data to help feed popular safety-oriented programs such as Vision Zero and Complete Streets.

Demonstration Site: Local Streets and Exhibit Hall
Demonstration Reservation: Booth 1909

ITS Canada: Virtual Traffic Management Centre (VTMC)

ITS Canada is showcasing TMCs across Canada by hosting a VTMC that demonstrates in real-time, showing what is happening at TMCs across the country. Live data and video feeds from several Canadian cities/agencies will be displayed with narrative from the TMC operators.

The VTMC is intended to:

  • Showcase the participating Canadian TMCs and their unique approaches to dealing with ever-changing traffic conditions, incidents and emergencies;
  • Share personal experiences, stories, and best practices as well as facilitate an exchange of ideas from participating Canadian TMCs;
  • Provide all participants with an opportunity to talk to operators of TMCs across Canada and learn about the unique challenges they face as well as the solutions implemented; and
  • Educate students and young professionals about the operations of real life TMCs.

Demonstration Site: Exhibit Hall
Demonstration Reservation: Booth 409

Keolis: Ride on Keolis’ Autonomous Navya Shuttle

This demonstration by Keolis and its partner Navya will enable participants to experience the future of transportation first hand. The 100% autonomous and electric Navya Arma will show how to deliver safe first- and last-mile transportation on Montréal’s road.  

Demonstration Site: Local Streets
Demonstration Reservation: Booth 301

Lindsay: Moveable Barrier Demonstration

As the costs of congestion and construction reach record levels around the world, agencies must develop innovative approaches to reach their mobility, safety, and economic goals.  Creating dynamic managed lanes is a viable option in many instances.  When properly designed, constructed, and operated, these facilities can mitigate congestion, generate additional revenue, and improve the quality of life for road users and surrounding communities far into the future.  The Road Zipper System from Lindsay Transportation Solutions is a real-time solution for reconfiguring the roadway to add more lanes in the peak travel direction to mitigate traffic congestion while still providing positive barrier protection at all times between opposing traffic lanes.  For construction work zones, the Road Zipper expands the work zone during off-peak travel times to increase efficiency, which shortens project duration and saves time and money for agencies and road users.

The demonstration has two parts. Part 1 will focus on automated lane closures featuring the SwiftGate system from Canadian manufacturer Versilis. It is an automated lane closure system that channels road users into the new road configuration without placing traffic control workers in harm’s way by using a number of high-density polyethylene gates tapered in length to close a lane of traffic next to the shoulder or median while full length gates maintain the closure over any distance.  The gates pivot from a stored position to the fully deployed lane closure configuration through a variety of wireless control options. Part 2 will feature a real-time lane reconfiguration with positive barrier separation. When the lane closure is complete, the Road Zipper System mitigates traffic congestion by quickly reconfiguring the roadway under traffic and the positive protection of a concrete barrier provides safety that is not available with plastic delineation. This system creates a crashworthy lane separator that provides more lanes for peak traffic and expands the work zone to accelerate the construction process. Vehicle mobility is maximized without compromising the safety of positive protection.  

Demonstration Site: Local Streets
Demonstration Reservation: Booth 722

Marben Products & FLIR ITS: Connected Vehicle Demonstration Using V2X communication

Marben Products and FLIR ITS will offer a Connected Vehicle demonstration using V2X communication between the vehicles and roadside infrastructure. The vehicles and roadside unit will be equipped with a Complete MARBEN V2X software solution to enable V2X safety applications. FLIR’s thermal imaging sensor with embedded V2X platform will detect pedestrian, bicyclists, and other objects to broadcast messages to surrounding intersection and alert drivers of pedestrians. The demonstration will highlight Pedestrian Crash Avoidance; Forward Collision Warning; Emergency Electronic Brake Lights; Intersection Movement Assist; Blind Spot Warning; Left Turn Assist; and Lane Change Warning.

Demonstration Site: Local Streets
Demonstration Reservation: Booth #2026 (Marben) and #924 (FLIR)

NXP and Partners: Demonstration of Safe and Secure Mobility

NXP, global technology leader in Vehicle-to-X (V2X) technology, together with its partners Siemens, Cohda Wireless, Chemtronics is demonstrating the latest technology for a variety of V2X use cases. Drivers are alerted in real time on current road situations, such as roadworks ahead, accidents, traffic jams or emergency vehicle approaching. Attendees will also experience how a car without GPS signal, will receive accurate positioning information through DSRC, Radar and LTE technology.

Demonstration Site: Local Streets
Demonstration Reservation: Booth 1901

Optech: Mobile Mapping System

The Optech Maverick sets a high bar for size, portability, and versatility in mobile asset mapping. Weighing less than 9 kg, the Optech Maverick integrates LiDAR, a 360° camera, and an INS into an extremely small form that is easy to install while maintaining the data quality that users expect from a Teledyne Optech system. It is so light it can be mounted on a variety of platforms, including a backpack or a Segway. The Maverick comes packaged with real-time data display and feedback, along with Distillery software to provide imaging, LiDAR, and GPS post-processing. Teledyne Optech will offer participants the opportunity to ride along and observe a live mobile data collection demonstration using Maverick.

Demonstration Site: Local Streets
Demonstration Reservation: Booth 514

Orange Traffic and Trustpoint (Escrypt): DSRC-Enabled LED Sign

Orange Traffic and Trustpoint (Escrypt) will demonstrate the use of connected LED signs to improve safety on roads by sharing with connected cars the state of an LED sign. Participants will ride in a vehicle equipped with DSRC and an on-board display, arriving at an intersection where a LED sign will broadcast its status and message to the vehicle. Passengers will be able to see when the sign is on or off based on the condition of the sign and experience a notification with information on possible movement at the time of the arrival in the sign’s range. In the Exhibit Hall, there will also be a demonstration of the digital signature process, including validation of valid and invalid security certificates, that runs behind the scenes to make secure DSRC communications possible.

Demonstration Site: Local Streets & Exhibit Hall
Demonstration Reservation: Booth 1715

Papier Parking Transit (PTP): Build Your Smart City by Smart Parking

PTP will be demonstrating its Internet of Things space detection system. The system uses high-tech parking and gauging detectors designed to sense, count, and size up any vehicle parking on the street, off street in an outdoor lot, or even entering a parkade. The information is sent through wireless communication to a cloud-based platform and can be integrated into an umbrella of services as part of an intelligent transportation hub. Participants will take a short ride in a PTP vehicle to experience—in real time—space detection technology as soon as the vehicle arrives at a parking spot.

Demonstration Site: Indigo Quartier International Parking
Demonstration Reservation: Booth 1923

Streetline: Parking Detection System

Streetline has more than 10 years of expertise in operating a fully integrated, end-to-end Smart Parking Solution across the United States, Canada and Europe. From its 51 installations, Streetline has recorded more than 580 million parking events, detecting the presence of automobiles through a variety of sensing technologies that include pavement sensors, cameras, a SDK for mobile apps, and APIs from open-data cities and other sources. Streetline’s ability to incorporate a variety of data, combined with its proprietary machine learning software, allow it to produce analytics for informed decisions on things like parking policy, demand-based pricing, and parking enforcement strategy. With Streetline’s light-infrastructure Hybrid Deployment, more accurate analytics are received, as proven in direct comparison studies, than approaches that rely on meter payments and historical data.  Moreover, they provide drivers with real-time parking availability and guidance through Streetline’s “Parker” mobile app. Streetline has implemented a zero-infrastructure deployment in Vancouver, a light infrastructure deployment in Oakland, and a full infrastructure deployment in Los Angeles, among many other deployments around the world. Visitors to the booth will see live (or historical) traffic data from sensors on screen. An optional outside vantage point will also be available to see the data being gathered from the parking sensors.

Demonstration Site: Exhibit Hall
Demonstration Reservation: Booth 1501

Valeo: Xtravue

Xtravue is Valeo’s vision of how video can improve driver safety and complex situational awareness, combining vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technologies with public 4G cellular networks. The solution extends the line of sight vision of drivers by displaying the video of cameras mounted on other connected vehicles and on roadside infrastructure. For drivers, it is like being able to see right through the obstacles in front of them, enabling safer, more informed decisions, especially when overtaking. Participants will see a demonstration of the system, which includes a telematics control unit, a laser scanner, and a computer-vision camera.

Demonstration Site: Palais Parking Level 2
Demonstration Reservation: Booth 217