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“In transport, we need a broad and integrated set of instruments, integrated urban and transport planning, reliable public transport systems, transport demand management, infrastructure for walking and cycling and smart linkages between those. Here ITS can help to link different transport modes and make transport more convenient and attractive for the passenger.” Mr. Jochen Künzel, Deputy Consulate from German Consulate General in Guangzhou set the frame for the Sino-German ITS Technical Exchange and Development Forum where renowned German and Chinese experts shared their experiences in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and discussed the way forward for both countries. The forum took place during the 9th China Intelligent Transportation Annual Conference on November 13th in Guangzhou. Dr. Veit Steinle, Director General of the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, delivered the keynote address on the first day during the plenary session. His opening speech emphasised the importance of both countries…