ITS - Intelligent Transport Systems and Services - is the integration of information and communications technology with transport infrastructure, vehicles and users. By sharing vital information, ITS allows people to get more from transport networks, in greater safety and with less impact on the environment.
detect hazards on the road ahead and inform drivers of them even before they are visible;
keep vehicles at a safe distance from one another;
allow vehicles to communicate directly with the infrastructure around them and with one another - enabling drivers to make better decisions about their route and respond to warnings of congestion and accidents;
keep drivers informed of the local speed limit;
monitor drivers for signs of fatigue and inform them when it’s time to take a break;
give public transport users real time service information as well as smart and seamless ticketing solutions;
integrate public transport into traffic management systems, giving priority to buses and trams;
enable freight operators and customs authorities to share information about consignments and keep track of their position and status, as well as providing information on the most efficient, economical and secure routes for freight;
improve the efficiency of passenger and goods transport and ease congestion on the network - with obvious benefits for the environment;
provide reliable real-time travel and traffic information, anywhere, anytime!
If you want to know more about ITS, find out how it can improve mobility and watch Eddie's journey to work with ITS...