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Electronic Tolling/Fare Collection Systems William Vickrey, a Nobel prize winner, was the first person to propose an ETC system for the metropolitan Washington area. Electronic Tolling Systems collect tolls electronically, and eliminate unnecessary delays on toll roads. ETC relies on four technologies, which include automated vehicle identification, automated vehicle classification, …

Advanced Traveler Information Systems: An ITS revolution for commuters and travelers Advanced Traveler Information Systems, also known as ATIS, are a vital component of ITS. ATIS provide personal mobility, safety, and efficient transportation. ATIS can reduce traffic congestion, while providing travelers with much needed information. Travelers save time with ATIS …

Surveillance Technology in ITS Systems Surveillance technology is utilized for a wide variety of uses. The ITS industry uses surveillance technology for everything from ANPR in license plate recognition, to parking lot surveillance. One reason that surveillance is used is for public safety. Some statistics show that over 80% of …

Modeling and Simulation in the ITS Domain Modeling and simulation is the process of creating a digital prototype in order to predict real-world performance. Modeling and simulation is critical to developing complex systems, and ensuring their performance. Simulation modeling is used by designers, engineers, and ITS professionals to better understand …

Fleet Management Systems Solutions whether you’re managing a fleet of airplanes, trucks, or ships, the day-to-day operations of managing such a large number of vehicles can be an incredibly painstaking process. Luckily, there are digital solutions to make these tasks easier in today’s modern era. For companies that manage large …

signaling control systems are ITS products that provide an interface between the human operator and the signalling equipment. They can be utilized for rail traffic systems, as well as road intersection traffic lights. These ITS products employ cutting edge technologies to ensure the safe passage, and flow of traffic. According …

A major advantage of ITS Products: Speed Limit Enforcement Cameras Speed limit enforcement is an ITS product utilized by authorities in a variety of countries to cut down on traffic-related accidents, and to enforce local speed laws for roads and highways. Speed limit enforcement cameras are far from a new …

BeiDou Plans to Compete with Galileo to Offer ITS Products Like Global Navigation Services In December 2013, on the first anniversary of BeiDou’s system providing full regional coverage in China, China Satellite Navigation System Management Office Director Ran Chengqi announced the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System’s Public Service Performance Standard. Publishing …

Benefits of Electronic Toll Collection System Electronic toll collection system is rapidly becoming the most popular way for commuters to pass through tolls on highways, expressways, etc. Gone are the days when people used to collect toll charges sitting in booths. The fact that drivers need not to carry any …

Traffic jams hurt the economy. That’s right, when a large number of people are stuck in traffic it does more than just frustrate tdrivers. It also hurts economic development by decreasing productivity. Employees are unable to arrive to work on time, which hurts local businesses. Additionally, strain is put on …