Mr. Bridges will participate in technology demonstrations and bilateral meetings with transport leaders and groups from around the world during his visit.
“This summit brings together thinkers and entrepreneurs at the leading edge of new transport technologies. I’ll be leading a delegation of public and private sector representatives that will showcase the innovative work taking place in New Zealand,” said Mr. Bridges in a statement.
“Fast developing ITS technologies such as connected and autonomous vehicles, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles have great potential to contribute towards safer and more efficient transport systems.”
He said that to ensure the New Zealand can realise these benefits, testing and trialling opportunities are needed to help the nation understand how new technologies will work in different environments, and what it needs to do to get ready for them.
“New Zealand offers a fantastic testing environment for many ITS technologies, and we want to send a very clear message during this World Congress that we are open for business,” he added.