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Standalone systems and nonintegrated platforms are still widely used in the china highways, which were built in the early-stage investment stage in China. During this stage completing the highway construction for operation as early as possible was the primary objective. At this time, national highways were commonly segmented and managed …

The China One Belt One Road Initiative: Business Opportunities For The Global ITS Industry China’s new One Belt One Road (OBOR) Initiative is an ambitious modern-day adaptation of the historical Silk Road, which could have wide reaching implications for the global economy. OBOR passes through over 60 countries along the …

As China’s One Belt One Road initiative moves from the planning to the implementation stage, it will face some serious risks including building collaborative links with partner countries and mitigating excessive investments. As global ITS companies and industry players in the OBOR initiative, there will no doubt be a wide …

Competition is fierce for top paying projects. Multi-million dollar projects are a lot like a beautiful spring flower that attracts hundreds of bees—they attract hundreds of bidders. In the cruel world of business, everyone cannot partake in this flower. For million dollar contracts, there can only be one winner. From project …

The UK’s motorway network is currently undergoing a major expansion and improvement program to build the next generation of highway travel throughout the UK. This expansion program includes the widening of several key areas of motorway along with safety enhancements such as new concrete central reservations and traffic spacing chevron schemes. …

Due to the spread of affordable ITS products, such as license plate recognition cameras, United States police departments have been able to amass huge databases on the movements of millions of Americans over months, and years. An American Union Civil Liberties Report, which was published in 2013, claims that after …

How Traffic Operation System Control Rooms Work Control rooms for traffic operation systems are vital facilities that help to assure the proper flow of traffic operation systems. A control room is where all the information comes together, and where quick decisions are made. Traffic operation systems control rooms are usually …

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 …