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PRESS RELEASE: ITS Canada Announces Completion of Version 3 Update of the ITS Architecture for Canada
Posted by: ITS Canada
May 5th, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ITS Canada Announces Completion of Version 3 Update of the ITS Architecture for Canada

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, May 5, 2020- The Intelligent Transportation Society of Canada (ITS Canada) is pleased to announce the completion of the version 3 update of the ITS Architecture for Canada, which is now fully realigned with the U.S. Architecture Reference for Cooperative and Intelligent Transportation (ARC-IT). 
 
ITS Canada would like to thank Transport Canada for providing funding through its program to Advance Connectivity and Automation in the Transportation System (ACATS), and to WSP in Canada, and their sub consultants Iteris, Consystec and Ron Ice, for their efforts to complete the update.
 
The ITS Architecture for Canada, developed by Transport Canada, provides a reference framework for planning, defining, and integrating intelligent transportation systems. The Architecture describes interaction among physical components of the transportation systems including travellers, vehicles, roadside devices, and control centres. It also describes the information and communications system requirements, how data should be shared and used, and the standards required to facilitate information sharing. It was developed to support ITS implementations in urban, interurban and rural environments across the country.
 
Version 3 of the ITS Architecture for Canada, and information on the update process, can be accessed here:

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About ITS Canada
ITS Canada is a not-for-profit, national association which focuses on Intelligent Transportation Systems. We are the hub for mobility technologies. We support mobility technologies through championing the benefits, fostering and promoting innovation, integrating the expertise, products, and services of our members and enabling communication for learning and collaboration. Our members include all levels of governments, private sector companies, academic institutions, and other associations. 
 
About WSP
WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Transportation & Infrastructure, Property & Buildings, Environment, Power & Energy, Resources and Industry sectors, as well as offering strategic advisory services. Our talented people around the globe engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. 
 
For further information, please contact Janneke van der Zee, Managing Director, ITS Canada, (905) 593-0947, janneke@itscanada.ca or Geoff Knapp, Project Manager, WSP, Geoff.Knapp@wsp.com
 
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