Mayor Teresa Jacobs Excited About World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Coming to Orange County
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs donned safety gear and rode a motorized lift to install the final piece of a Connected Vehicle traffic safety system to be demonstrated during 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems October 16 – 20, 2011 at the Orange County Convention Center. The event is expected to draw 10,000 to 12,000 transportation experts from all over the world to share ideas and demonstrate new intelligent transportation equipment. “This community, where we make magic every day, where Walt Disney envisioned EPCOT, the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, is the perfect place to showcase cutting edge technology that will save lives, improve mobility and reduce green house gas emissions,” said Mayor Jacobs.
Much of the equipment installed for the World Congress will remain in Orange County to serve as a national test bed for the growing intelligent transportation industry. This technology will ultimately allow cars and roadways to communicate with each other to improve traffic flow and reduce the frequency and seriousness of vehicle accidents.