In the 1980s, a small group of transportation professionals recognized the impact that the computing and communications revolutions of the Information Age could have on surface transportation. The idea of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) was born. This paper gives a very brief history of ITS, and a short summary of what remains to be done to increase the public acceptance of ITS.

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    Transportation Research Board

    A3B05: Committee on Safety Data, Analysis, and Evaluation
    Washington, DC  United States  20418
  • Authors:
    • WEILAND, R J
    • Purser, L B
  • Publication Date: 2000


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  • Accession Number: 00783627
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 17 2000 12:00AM