The spread of computing and radio data facilities into the transport industry has led to a need for intelligent software, capable of rapid decision making to make more effective use of a vehicle fleet. This commercial vehicle operation aspect of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) was identified early in the history of the discipline, but has received little public attention compared to the more spectacular navigation, tracking, driver and traffic information projects around the world. This paper presents a profile of the most recent developments in computer based scheduling and despatch, and their effects on the businesses that have adopted them. It illustrates that elements of the private sector are already achieving substantial progress in practical implementations of ITS technology. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, see IRRD abstract 868345.


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  • Pagination: p. 253-66

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  • Accession Number: 00722238
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-86910-663-5
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1996 12:00AM