Slideshow: ITS Touts Automation & Big-Data

TOKYO — The focus of the ITS (Intelligent Transport System) World Congress is not easy to pin down. Involving more than 60 countries, it turns out to be a confluence of disparate industries — foremost among them automotive, mobile, telecommunications, and computers.

With “automation” and “big-data” as the key themes this year, the technology types who descended on Tokyo for the congress this week included mobile operators, system integrators and builders of data centers. There were also carmakers, tier-one suppliers, chip vendors, and software developers.