Advanced intelligent transport systems are required for efficient mass transportation. These intelligent systems can help in increasing the speed of vehicles and reduce traffic congestion. In the United States, intelligent transportation systems monitor traffic congestion and control the emission of exhaust gases. Many advantages can be achieved by implementing smart transport system technologies in the traffic congestion area.
The benefits are as follows:
Automatic Traffic Collision Detection System
Traffic management has been a major challenge for many decades. An automatic traffic collision detection system is used in many cities in the United States of America. The system works on the principle of localization of vehicles in large-scale commercial and residential areas. The system can generate a warning when the traffic density becomes too dense and warns the traffic control about the possibility of a crash.
Multi-Directional Message Linkage Control
The intelligent transport system technologies are highly advanced and provide real-time communication between the controllers and vehicles. This enables the cars to communicate with the base and thus improving their performance. In addition, the base also uses the information provided by the controllers to update the status of the fleet vehicles and make necessary repairs. This helps in maximizing the efficiency of traffic management and minimizing cost.
Automatic Identification and Notification (AITN):
This is another technology that is widely used in intelligent transport systems. It helps in monitoring the fleet and maintains the records of every vehicle. The system works by analyzing the data obtained and informs the control center about the same. The data is stored in a central database and is updated at regular intervals. With the AITN technologies, the controllers can generate different types of signals, including alarms and emails to the concerned individuals.
Intelligent Transport System Technologies for the Vehicle Safety
Recently, a new set of technologies known as its-1 was introduced, which provides the drivers with hands-free or just by looking operation. Its-2 technologies is yet another set of technologies, which is also being used in vehicle safety. Its-1 technology provides a warning whenever the driver is not able to see a particular object.
The above mentioned are only a few of the most popular and commonly used intelligent transport system technologies. However, many other technologies like ‘Lets-Do’ and ‘Smart City’ have been introduced with great results. In the case of ‘lets-do,’ this specific technology can do the driving task automatically. On the other hand, Smart City refers to the real-time information provided by the sensors. It is believed that with the help of these advanced technologies, the transportation sector will witness a drastic change within one decade.