Effects on Intelligent Transportation Systems in a Connected Vehicle Environment
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) as “the integration of advanced communication technologies into the transportation technologies and vehicles. Intelligent transportation systems encompass a broad range of wireless and wire line communications-based information and electronics technologies.”
ITS planning and deployment involves the design and implementation of this technology to provide better services to users and reduce environmental impacts. ITS technologies encompass all transportation modes, from pedestrian activities to freight movement. By implementing technologies over a region, the mobility and accessibility of the region can be enhanced, helping users go to where they want to go, when they want to, in a safer and more reliable manner.