Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to play a key role in smart cities

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) will change how people move around in cities. Conurbations are set to sprawl ever wider in coming years; it is estimated by 2050 sixty eight percent of the world’s population will be living in such urban areas. This will spell problems in many ways. How could ITS help to solve them?

A solid support for smart cities

Before going into detail, we need to speak a bit about these transportation systems. Their remit is to cut city traffic,  doing so efficiently while avoiding knock-on problems. One of the most important measures in this endeavor will be public transport. There is nothing more galling than a tailback, not only for those jammed up in the traffic but also for those putting up with the constant ambient noise.

Streamlining vehicle movements in big cities is therefore a top priority, especially with the population expected to grow and hence the number of vehicles on the road. ITS give system users prior traffic information, fleshed out with further real-time information such as the number of available seats on a means of public transport.

What does all this information tell users? To put it simply, people will be able to make better-informed decisions based on bang up-to-date data, thus reducing traffic problems. Furthermore, these systems, based on a wide range of technology, are more ecofriendly and make it much safer for city dwellers to move about.

Internet and connectivity are key features in the operation of any ITS, otherwise it would be impossible to cull, store, mine and send all the necessary information for the system to work properly. Another essential backup is a powerful data-obtaining infrastructure. This draws on vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication systems and public-transport fleet-management and user-information systems.

A truly integrated, multi-stakeholder, ITS-coordinated network is thus set up. Smart cities are no future fantasy; several of these systems are already up and running in diverse cities around the world, providing excellent results. In no time at all they will be available in your city and you will see the benefits for yourselves.

Tailbacks will soon be a thing of the past and you will no longer have to put up with hours stuck in traffic to get home from work. All thanks to intelligent transportation systems.

A substantial improvement

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) help to cut down traffic levels and the knock-on problems in cities. You’ll no longer have to worry about sitting for hours in traffic. We at GMV are working away busily on systems of this type, providing the enabling technology for setting them up. Get in touch now to find out more!

Las opiniones vertidas por el autor son enteramente suyas y no siempre representan la opinión de GMV
The author’s views are entirely his own and may not reflect the views of GMV

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