its europe.automotiveITThe 10th European ITS Congress will take place in Helsinki June 16-19, with sessions set to focus on how new IT applications can improve transportation systems.

ITS, short for Intelligent Transportation Systems, brings together municipal and other authorities, transportation companies, IT service providers,  thought leaders, technologists, researchers and other experts to discuss strategies for improved mobility. This year's Congress, the 10th in Europe, will have as its theme "ITS in your pocket - proven solutions driving user services."

Karri Salminen, chairman of ITS Finland, said the topic "perfectly illustrates the expansion of ITS services for the everyday needs of the end-user."

Key topics to be discussed at the June meeting are sustainability, multimodality, innovation and focus on consumers. New transport payment systems, smart transactions and multimodal network operations are also on the agenda.

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