VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Canadian and B.C. governments are teaming up to research and develop intelligent transportation systems within the province.
The two governments are contributing $1 million towards developing the Bureau of ITS and Freight Security at the University of B.C. The bureau will then conduct research and development in the areas of ITS and freight security.
“This initiative will enable researchers to apply intelligent transportation systems and related technologies and analyses to improve security in transportation systems,” said David Emerson, federal Industry Minister. “These systems will also help maintain and improve the efficient movement of passengers and freight.”
“Innovation is critical in addressing our transportation and security challenges and is one of the key elements of Canada’s ITS strategy,” added federal Transport Minister, Jean-C. Lapierre.
The bureau will explore new ways of using technology to maximize the efficiency of B.C.’s infrastructure, according to provincial transport minister, Kevin Falcon.
“This will help facilitate trade and improve our economic competitiveness for the benefit of the entire province,” Falcon said.
ITS is comprised of technologies that are designed to make transportation safer as well as more secure and efficient.
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