Under the keen eye of scrutiny and innovation, all roads lead to progress. Modern day Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) pave the way to better, smarter and more coordinated use of transport networks. The key challenges had long since been identified—all that remained was to put mind over matter and go about enacting those directives to address them. From rudimentary systems like speed cameras, car navigation, traffic signal control systems, variable message signs, number plate recognition and CCTV systems to more complex applications, integrating live data sources like weather and parking guidance information systems with predictive techniques to allow advanced modeling and comparison with historical baseline data— these crucial pieces stitch together in the grand tapestry of things to form the blanket-term of ITS.
The European Union 2010/40/EU instruction (7th July, 2010) defined ITS as “systems in which information and communication technologies are applied in the field of road transport, including infrastructure, vehicles and users, and in traffic management and mobility management, as well as for interfaces with other modes of transport.” This definition sets the precedent for future developments while at the same time shining a broad light upon the pure scope of ITS today.
As we look to tour the vastness of the intelligent transportation systems landscape,
Government CIO Outlook delivers to you the “Top 10 Intelligent Transportation Solution Providers-2017”, as the GPS to the ITS topography today.