High tech makes a difference, and France has been a precursor in ITS technology for over 40 years now

GIFITS World Congress / Detroit - September 8-10, 2014: French companies in the intelligent transportation systems sectors looking for partnership on the North American market.

High tech makes a difference, and France has been a precursor in ITS technology for over 40 years now, designing and building ‘the future is now’ solutions. The ITS market in France is worth €4.5 billion per year, generating 45,000 jobs. Naturally, Paris is the premier showcase, although every major French city displays impressive achievements in urban transportation.

UBIFRANCE North America organizes a partnership mission in Detroit from 8th to10th of September 2014, bringing France-based companies involved in the ITS sectors to the ITS World Congress in Detroit. What about the role of UBIFRANCE, France’s export-support agency? UBIFRANCE interacts with the key players in the sector, such ATEC ITS France (www.atec-itsfrance.net ), a professional association that brings all the ITS industry together in order to shape the public debate and lobby in favor of future land-based transportation projects. Another important player is TOPOS, an association that is particularly active in the south-west of France (www.topos-aquitaine.org) and has a special interest in developing geo-localization in the transportation field.

As Benoît Perino, the UBIFRANCE ITS Expert sees it, “There is a high potential for ITS in France and internationally. There are a lot of French SMEs with great, highly advanced technologies. Our role at UBIFRANCE is to accompany them, so that they can meet local operators and authorities throughout the world and have their technology integrated into turnkey projects.”

After Detroit, the next highlight with an international dimension for the entire sector will be the World Congress for ITS in Bordeaux (in south-western France), to be held from October 5 to 9, 2015.

For more information please contact:

GIFMolly Swart, Senior Trade Advisor - Automotive
UBIFRANCE / French Embassy Trade Office

525 E. Big Beaver Road, Suite 202
Troy, Michigan 48083, U.S.A
Tél : +1 248 457 1150, Fax : + 1 248 457 1152
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Last modified on 07/09/2014

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