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Definition, Objectives and Importance of ITS

Intelligent transport system can be defined as the technology applied to transport infrastructure (Road networks, traffic and transit systems) to: Manage traffic and reduce congestion Enable users to make informed decisions Integrate technologies and expertise to create and provide innovative services Improve safety and mobility Increase the efficiency of existing transport

Infrastructure of Intelligent Transport Systems

ITS infrastructure is composed of many systems that work together to perform integrated functions. ITS infrastructure includes the following systems: 1. Traffic signal control systems 2. Freeway management systems 3. Transit management systems 4. Regional Multi-Modal traveler information system 5. Emergency management systems 6. Electronic toll

Traffic Information Dissemination Media

TV (full time versus conventional news cast), Easy access to traffic hotspots on UW2.TV, Channel 76 on digital cable, Low cost to public (user), Higher cost to disseminator, Short duration message, Misses details, some geographic areas, Only for pre-trip information, Generally not available on demand. Radio Low cost to public (user), Short duration message

Types of 'Timing of Information Delivery'

Information differs depending on what you want / expect to be done with that information General information (congestion/accident ahead) Routing (use alternative routes / modes – usually needs to include specific directions Potential effect is based on when you provide the desired information: Change route, Change mode (if P&R is viable alternative), Give up trip

Advanced Traveler Information System

ATIS for arterials provides information on arterial conditions (e.g., travel speeds, travel time, incidents) to motorists through such media as websites, radio, television, or personal devices. This limited dissemination is in part due to the lack of surveillance on arterial streets. Another challenge is the absence of a commonly understood method of describing

ITS Architecture / Hierarchy / Layers

It is a conceptual design that defines the structure and/or behavior of an integrated Intelligent Transport System (ITS). ITS Architecture provides a framework to guide the planning and deployment of ITS technologies. The program facilitates the ability of jurisdictions to operate

Physical Components and Devices in ITS

Field Equipment: a. Inductive loop detectors b. Magnetic detectors c. Infrared and microwave d. Acoustic detectors e. Video imaging 2. Communication: a. Wired communication b. Wireless communication 3. Traffic management center a. Basic facility b. Signal control c. Traffic surveillance d. Freeway control e. Integration for regional control f. Incident detection g.

Improving Highway Safety Through Smart Cars and Smart Highways

Driver error is the cause of 90 percent of all police-reported car crashes in the United States. Currently, U.S. research is focused on countering vehicle collisions. Initially, these could be infrastructure-only systems that rely solely on roadside warning devices to signal drivers. Ultimately, the emerging systems could evolve into cooperative systems that

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