The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) has announced that Mark Reuss, General Motor’s executive vice president for global product development, purchasing, and supply chain, will be the keynote speaker for the group’s annual meeting, which will take place in Detroit from June 4-7 at Cobo Center. The keynote address will take place at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6.
This year’s program, themed “Transportation 2.0 – The Future of Transportation,” will focus on moving people and goods; issues related to cybersecurity, privacy, and big data; and the future of autonomy, connectivity, and sustainable energy models. The program will feature speakers on a variety of topics, educational sessions and presentations, and exhibits and demonstrations.
President of GM North America from 2009-2013, Reuss now leads the design, engineering, safety, quality, research and development, advanced vehicle technology, and program management for cars, trucks, and crossovers throughout the world.
“GM has been a pioneer in using technology to improve safety, so we’re excited to hear from Mark about GM’s latest advances in connected and automated vehicles,” says Shailen Bhatt, president and CEO of ITS America. “These transportation technologies represent our best chance to save lives in the United States and across the world.”
ITS America’s membership brings together key stakeholders in the intelligent transportation industry, including established and emerging private companies, public agencies and state Department of Transportation officials; and leaders in academic and research communities. ITS America’s mission is to create a better world driven by transportation technology.