INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS : VALUE ADDER FOR USERS OR NERD'S TOY?

This paper offers a commentary on the need for transportation industry to more effectively promote the capabilities of intelligent transportation systems (ITS). The authors contend that ITS is still viewed as a plaything rather than as a key enabler in dealing with traffic congestion and environmental concerns. The authors give an overview of growth, opportunities and threats of automobile use. They then study the impact of car population growth on road networks. Pressures on vehicle and network operators, and on the environment are also discussed. The paper concludes with a discussion on the telematics technologies that are available and how other industries have successfully made use of them.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: January 2000
  • Corporate Authors:

    Coventry University

    Coventry,   United Kingdom 

    Alcatel Euteltracs

    ,    

    Bayerische Motoren Werke

    ,    

    Motor Industry Research Association

    Watling Street
    Nuneaton CV10 0TU, Warwickshire,   England 

    University of Illinois, Savoy

    Institute of Aviation, 14 Airport Road
    Savoy, IL  United States  61874
  • Authors:
    • Foyer, Peter
    • Porooshasp, Kambiz
    • Calafel, Jordi
  • Publication Date: 2000

Language

  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00799455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: PATH
  • Created Date: Oct 6 2000 12:00AM