After years of development, Intelligent Transportation Systems are being deployed by private companies, governments, and public agencies throughout the world. The benefits of these systems have been seen by both the ITS industry and the average traveler. Electronic toll collection systems are fully operational in cities worldwide, route guidance products are now available in the U.S. Japan, and Europe, and traffic control systems have been implemented by local authorities worldwide. Basic foundations for overall realization of ITS are coming in both institutional and technical avenues to support this continual deployment. Ongoing cooperation of public, private, and academic sectors has helped the industry move forward. The private sector has played a key role by successfully developing and implementing such ITS applications as in- vehicle navigation and traveler information systems. The private sector is also working in cooperation with the public and academic sectors to write standards for ITS. Standards will facilitate system operability and help to accelerate the implementation process. Also, national system architectures are currently in varying stages of implementation. Once architectures are in place, systems will be designed with reference to agreed-upon frameworks and standards interfaces, making them easier to develop and quicker to deploy. Current operational systems have shown the benefits of ITS deployment, and the groundwork is in place for widespread future deployment. In addition, new technologies and applications are emerging to enhance current capabilities, from off- board vehicle navigation to automatic vehicle control systems. Current efforts must continue in order to realize the full potential of ITS worldwide. This paper examines the current trends of the ITS industry worldwide by detailing how ITS has evolved and how ITS must advance in the future. The paper begins with a brief update of the status of ITS in North America, Europe, Japan, and the Pacific. The next section provides a description of the worldwide standards effort for ITS. The concluding section focuses on new trends in ITS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: 1997 Published By: ITS Australia, Canberra, A.C.T.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Philips Traffic and Engineering Systems


    Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Org

    314 Albert Street
    East Melbourne, Victoria,   Australia 

    Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales



    KEW, VIC,    

    MFS Network Technologies


    Japan. Keisatsucho


    Transit New Zealand. ATMS Project


    Philips Traffic and Engineering Systems


    TeCoMa Telematik Consulting und Management GmbH


    Monash University

    Institute of Transport Studies
    Department of Civil Engineering
    Melbourne, Victoria  Australia  3800

    Science Applications International Corporation

    Moffett Field, CA  United States 


  • Authors:
    • Shields, T Russell
    • Shuman, Valerie
    • Singer, David A
  • Publication Date: 1997


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00777087
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: PATH, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1999 12:00AM