MHI to Exhibit at 20th ITS World Congress Tokyo 2013

MHI to Exhibit at 20th ITS World Congress Tokyo 2013 
Exhibits to Include Advanced Navigation Service And Safe Driving Support System 
Tokyo, Oct 4, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI)
will be exhibiting at the "20th ITS World Congress Tokyo 2013" to be
held simultaneously at the Tokyo International Forum and Tokyo Big Sight venues
in Tokyo from October 14 through 18. The company's exhibits will center on
an advanced navigation service based on newly upgraded onboard electronic toll
collection (ETC) units, and onboard devices for a safe driving support system.
MHI will also be giving an array of presentations introducing its abundant
track record and technological capabilities in the intelligent transport
systems (ITS) field. 
MHI's exhibits will broadly fall into two categories: onboard devices and
probe data management systems. In onboard devices, the company will show ETC
units for the domestic market, a safe driving support system, a cellular
network/global navigation satellite system (CN/GNSS), and an electronic road
pricing (ERP) unit accommodating both contact and non-contact type cards that
was developed for use in Singapore. In the area of probe data management
systems, MHI will exhibit a system incorporating a monitor that displays the
collection status of probe data, i.e. vehicular information received from
onboard instruments. Operational examples will also be introduced of the smart
community demonstration project to put 200 electric vehicles (EV) on the road
in Malaga, Spain, a project being carried out by MHI for the New Energy and
Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). 
MHI is scheduled to present a total of eight papers at the Congress. Topics
will include a traffic flow simulator for EVs and electric buses that responds
to information on road grade, a low-cost billing system employing ID tags, and
a smartphone-controlled ITS driving support system under development in
collaboration with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC). 
The ITS World Congress is the only global gathering dedicated to the topic of
ITS. An annual event, it is convened on an alternating basis by three
organizations representing three geographic regions: ERTICO-ITS Europe for the
European zone, the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America)
for the U.S., and ITS Japan for the Asia-Pacific region. The theme of the 20th
ITS World Congress will be "Open ITS to the Next." Approximately
8,000 participants from more than 60 countries are expected to attend, and the
program is scheduled to include presentations of some 1,000 papers and about
250 meetings. 
MHI has been a leading manufacturer of toll collection systems for
expressways, parking lots, etc. since its first delivery of a punch-card type
multi-sector toll collection system for the Tomei and Chuo Expressways in 1967.
Over the years the company has built up a solid record of deliveries both in
Japan and abroad, and today, applying the technologies and experience
cultivated through those achievements, it is actively involved in ITS, a core
element of tomorrow's social infrastructure. Through participation as an
active source of information at events such as the ITS World Congress, MHI
looks to make ongoing contributions to the realization of increasingly safer
transportation systems and more pleasant transportation environments with less
traffic congestion. 
About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one
of the world's leading heavy machinery manufacturers, with consolidated
sales of 2,820.9 billion for the year ended March 31, 2012. MHI's diverse
lineup of products and services encompasses shipbuilding, power plants,
chemical plants, environmental equipment, steel structures, industrial and
general machinery, aircraft, space rocketry and air-conditioning systems. For
more information, please visit the MHI website at 
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Hideo Ikuno
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