Telematics (remote control) is a combination of information and telecommunication technologies. Telematics includes a wide range of technological connections that simplify the control of the whole transport chain through traffic information exchange. Telematic systems contribute to the improvement of the traffic flow, road safety, transport efficiency, environmental protection, and business economy. This article discusses the development of telematics and its application in water transport. The authors discuss the four main reasons for introducing intelligent transport systems (ITS): increase in the traffic route capacity; reduction of environmental pollution; savings in fuel and reduction in transport time (economic significance); and increase in traffic safety. The authors offer examples of the use of telematics in traffic on inland waterways, including the introduction of river information services in Austria, and the application of telematics in intermodal transport. The authors conclude that sustainable and environmentally acceptable traffic on inland waterways provides a solution for congested road infrastructure and offers a transportation alternative. The biggest disadvantage of this traffic branch (lower vessel speed compared to road and railway vehicles) is reduced by the use of advanced navigation and information systems, which enable navigation at night and in adverse weather conditions such as fog.

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    University of Zagreb

    Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences
    10000 Zagreb,   Croatia 
  • Authors:
    • Kovacevic, D
    • Makovic, B
    • Kastela, S
  • Publication Date: 2003


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 49-55
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  • Accession Number: 00987456
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 2005 12:00AM