Intelligent transportation systems for sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific

This working paper explores the potential brought about by information and communications technology (ICT) in improving the sustainability of road transport through the implementation of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). The paper has been prepared by the ICT and Development Section of ESCAP, and is addressed to ICT policymakers of developing countries in Asia and the Pacific. Its objective is to draw the attention of ICT policymakers to the new potentials of ICT in improving sustainable road transport in the region, highlighting specific ICT policy measures for which interventions will be necessary. The paper starts by looking at some of the transport related challenges in rapidly urbanising Asia-Pacific and defining Intelligent Transport Systems (Section 1). Section II explores some of the major applications and ICT innovations that have enabled the emergence of new forms of Intelligent Transport Systems. The paper then turns to policy and regulatory frameworks that need to be put in place for the successful implementation of ITS. The paper concludes with a number of policy recommendations to ICT policymakers, examining the potential contribution that regional organisations such as ESCAP could provide.


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  • Pagination: 37p

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  • Accession Number: 01593982
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 21 2016 11:47AM