How Useful Intelligent Transportation?
Intelligent traffic system or also referred as intelligent transport system is something that involves sophisticated control of traffic through real-time data input as well as interactive communication with drivers to be able to make the best and at the same time, most efficient use of the transport system.
Transportation in the well developed countries and major cities alike such as London, Tokyo, New York, Paris etc. is constantly looking for ways on how they will be able to decongest traffic in their city. With immense number of vehicles as being the main source of mobility, it is inevitable to deal with traffic jams. Cars that have huge load can sometimes be the reason for slowing traffic down but to a more serious note, it is the cause of dealing with static traffic.
To be able to deal with this issue and also, to provide motorist with the best possible experience, there are intelligent transportation that are designed. As a matter of fact, these systems are globally deployed especially on city streets with high load and congested highways. With the integration of ITS or Intelligent Transportation System, it uses a traffic control center that has statistic and real time traffic data and even the load of the car on a high quality surveillance video.
They are interacting with drivers and provide them with guidance as well as valuable info when it comes to the route that have minimal traffic load in order to make their journey smoother. On rush hour, just a handful of elite systems provide extra lane in boosting traffic rate while also reducing the load.
ITS may be used too for guiding the drivers on conditions with low visibility similar to foggy weather. In some of the deployed ITS, roads are actually lighting in as a way to guide the drivers on the road they are driving on and avoid accidents. ITS do offer a pay as you go service to different toll stations in order to eliminate time wasted at toll stations. Here, it is making use of a special sticker on the vehicle that’s identified and automatically bill the fee over the web. Likewise, drivers who have violated traffic rules can be also identified easily with this feature as it take photos of the car most especially the driver and the license plate.
All of these features and functions of ITS depend on heavy and continuous exchange of data between the roads and the traffic control center. Over long distances, it will be almost impossible for the old forms of technology to keep up. ITS makes use of only the best technology as just a second of delay in the communication is more than enough to cause big problems.