Abu Dhabi to host industry giants at NATRANS Expo
Showcasing the latest in Smart Cities& Transportation Technologies
Dubai, UAE, July20, 2016 – The booming Capital of the UAE is setting the stage to host one of the most highly anticipated exhibitions of the year – NATRANS Expo 2016; which will be held from 25 to 26 October at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuami, Minister of Infrastructure Development, and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority – Land and Maritime.
The two-day event will feature the most advanced technologies across a wide range of applications in today’s smart cities; from Road & Traffic, smart parking solutions, automatic incident & real time traffic telemetry, signals, nationwide interoperable ETC systems, metro & rail infrastructure projects, maritime and ports, security solutions to green city buses and autonomous vehicles.
Industry leaders such as Honeywell, Mitsubishi, Hyperloop, Fybr, Lean Park, OmnixInternational and many more will be showcasing their latest innovations and solutions at the event that aims to offer the right combination of inter-industry collaboration and public and private sector investment that will drive growth and ultimately improve access and quality of the region’s infrastructure.
“At Honeywell, we believe that smart buildings and smart transport systems are the foundations of smart cities. With the advent of new technologies, we have the experience to transform buildings and transport infrastructure to make it more green, safe and productive for its occupants and users. Honeywell has the tools, the technology and the expertise to reduce energy costs and environmental footprint, making the region’s cities more sustainable and resilient for years to come”. Said Peter Costa, vice president, Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions in the Middle East.
Mr. Costa added: “Honeywell is a global technology leader with more than 60 years’ experience in the Middle East delivering innovative solutions to assist the growth of the region’s industries. Sharing our expertise and technology at NATRANS enables the Middle Eastern transport industry to be more green, safe, and productive in line with the region’s smart city visions”.
“In part, Honeywell’s success in the UAE, and further afield in the Middle East, can be attributed to strong, long-lasting business relationships with key stakeholders. We view NATRANS as a suitable business platform to reaffirm those existing affiliations while establishing new associations with national as well as regional prospective customers”. Mr. Costa concluded.
Omnix International will also be showcasing their autonomous vehicle EZ10 which was jointly built with Easy Mile. Mr. Mamoun Arsan, General Manager of Omnix International said: “EZ10 is a battery-powered electric vehicle that moves in both directions because it has no specific front or rear, and can run up to four hours with AC on a single charge, while without AC it can run for up to 10 hours. We believe that NATRANS Expo is the perfect venue for showcasing EZ10 and our other solutions for smart transportation and smart cities”.
Two Technical Conferences will be running parallel to the event; one conference will be discussing sustainable transportation and one will be dedicated to IoT in transportation. The conferences aim to be the industry’s meeting point for all top transport professionals. It will deliver a diverse line up of industry experts, academics and market leaders with more than 75+ speakers from 30 countries and over 300 delegates.
Both conferences will discuss the very latest in the future of transportation systems. Key topics include: Smart Infrastructure, Future of Parking, Smart Ports and Planes, Hyperloop, walkability, IoT implementation and the 2030 vision, to name a few.
NATRANS Expo is organized by Fleming. and with the support of the Federal Transport Authority Land and Maritime. With Last Mile Consortia as the platinum sponsor, Honeywell as the Gold Sponsor, Lean Park as the parking innovation partner and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies as the Strategic Partner. Several big players in the market will also be participating at the event, such as Omnix,Fybr, Aeromobil, Mitsubishi, XRAIL,Emirates Driving Company and Tactical Partners AECOM and ATKINS.