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Apply Now: ‘Intelligent Transportation Communication Systems’ delegation trip to Germany

Nationwide Program: ‘Intelligent Transportation Communication Systems’ delegation trip to Germany


The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACCoM) is accepting applications for the 4th Transatlantic Program – Young Technology Leaders (TAP-YTL) through Tuesday, March 20, 2012. TAP-YTL offers 12 selected delegation members the chance to participate in an 8-day trip to Germany focused on “Intelligent Transportation Communication Systems” from May 20-28, 2012. Germany is recognized as a worldwide leader for intelligent transportation communication systems due to a combination of prominent research institutes, premium automotive suppliers, and an extremely sophisticated transportation infrastructure.



During the 8-day intensive delegation, participants will visit the following:

•Munich: electric mobility communication innovation at Siemens Corporate Research and Technologies; introduction to “the Software Car” & networking with peers at research hubfortiss GmbH, Technical University Munich; Car-to-x communication at BMW (TBD)

•Frankfurt region: introduction to German traffic modeling & management at the Center for Integrated Traffic Systems ZiV, Darmstadt University of Technology; new communication systems at Germany’s largest regional public transportation association RMV; advanced mobile applications , data storage and security measures at Deutsche Bahn (TBD)

•Berlin: presentation of the world’s first satellite-based truck toll system toll collect; access to German policy makers on federal level and outlook on transportation communication policy regulations and data protection measures



•  Young professionals and students in the fields civil engineering, transportation engineering, electrical   engineering, computer science/information technology, and urban planning

•  Interest in communication technology for intelligent vehicles and transportation infrastructure

•  Basic knowledge of German preferred – German majors and minors are welcome!

•  Interest in modern Germany

•  Current U.S. Resident

•  Apply by Tuesday, March 20, 2012



Potential participants should download the application package here directly or from the program website at A digital version of the application materials must be received by Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Please don’t hesitate to contact Daniela Daus ( or Katrina Denny (, 312-644-2662) with any questions or comments you might have.



“The TAP-YTL program was one of the best educational experiences I’ve had. Traveling with the program throughout Germany and meeting directly with leaders and innovators in the urban planning and architecture fields provided me with invaluable insight I would have otherwise not gained, and helped solidify my decision to attend graduate school for my master in urban planning.”

-Rob Pressly, Alumnus of 2010 TAP-YTL: Sustainable Architecture & Urban Planning


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