Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)


Intelligent transportation is a critical component and necessary first step for any smart city. ITS integrates advanced communications technologies into the transportation infrastructure and vehicles. Transportation funding has often built the largest fiber optic and wireless infrastructure in a city.

 

Key Network Technologies:4G/5G Cellular, IoT, DSRC, Fiber Optics, Lidar, Video, Sensors

ITS applications focus on both the infrastructure and vehicle as well as integrated applications between the two. Familiar ITS technologies include electronic toll collection, in-vehicle navigation systems, rear-end collision avoidance systems and dynamic message signs.

Innovation is taking place in many cities where they are creating innovation zones, connected corridors and smart spaces. Creating a connected environment where all elements can communicate is called V2X when using DSRC and C-V2X when using cellular. Other key connected capabilities are:

  • Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V)
  • Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I)
  • Vehicle to Pedestrian/Bicycle (V2P)

 

Safety is a major driver of ITS but improved operations has enormous benefits as well. The data generated by connected vehicles systems can provide transportation operations centers with detailed, real-time data on traffic volume, speeds, transit schedule status, parking availability, evolving weather conditions, and other roadway conditions. This information can be used to optimize the transit capacity, traffic signal timing or ramp meter operations, corridor management, incident and emergency response, variable speed limits, dynamic road pricing, road weather surface treatments, and improved real-time travel alerts and advisories, among others.

 

Connected Intersection


 

Vehicles communicate speed and location to infrastructure while infrastructure communicates its status to the vehicle.


 

Red Light Warning-Safety (V2I)


Platooning enables vehicles to communicate speed and location and drive at a higher rate of speed.


 



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City of Bellevue-Smart Mobility Plan

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Autonomous and Connected Vehicles in Arizona

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Connected and Autonomous Vehicles-Florida

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London Street Controls

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Jacksonville, NC Intelligent Transportation System

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B&P Enterprises

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B&P Enterprises Fleet Management using AT&T

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Massachusetts 100% E Toll System

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Google Self Driving Car

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M2M and Traffic Safety Kore

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Traffic and Road Monitoring in Malag

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Connected Car in Smart City

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German Autobahn System

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Sensor Networks

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UNDERGOUND WIRELESS DESIGN FOR RAPID RAIL TRANSIT: CHALLENGES AND BEST PRACTICES

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5GAA White Paper on C-V2X

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Autonomous Vehicle Safety

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Volvo Future of Transportation

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Transportation Networks Building Intelligent Roadways Connected Cars

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Free Book Downloads on NYC Subways

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Intelligent Transportation Systems Traffic Management

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Autonomous Cars

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Smart Roads and Sensors

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Airport Wi Fi Security

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Transportation Revolution Panel

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Transportation in Smart Cities Venkatraman

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Big Data MIT Transportation

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Connected Car

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Potential Issues with V to V

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Telematics

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Waze

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Delta Data Center Crash Power Issue

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Florida Department of Transportation

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C-V2X vs DSRC

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How Cities can Cooperate for Smart Planning Bay Area

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How GPS Works

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How E Tolling Works

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How Red Light and Speed Cameras Work

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How Red Light Cameras Work Simulation

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How Driverless Cars Work

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How Crash Avoidance Works V to V

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How Alcohol Sensors can increase Safety

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How a Plane's Black Box Works

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