A Bibliometric Analysis of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Research Based on Science Mapping

In this paper, the authors highlight the conceptual structure of the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) research field in the period 1992-2011. To do that, an automatic approach for detecting and visualizing hidden themes and their evolution across a consecutive span of years is applied. This automatic approach, which is based on co-word analysis, combines performance analysis and science mapping. To show the conceptual evolution of ITS, three consecutive periods have been defined, i.e., 1992-2001, 2002-2006, and 2007-2011. The authors have identified that the ITS research has been focused on six main thematic areas, i.e., vehicle and road tracking; driver behavior and safety; scenarios and simulation; traffic flow and traffic management; vehicle control; and, vehicle navigation.


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  • Accession Number: 01527087
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TLIB, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 5 2014 11:56AM