It is calculated by the World Health Organization that by 2050, around 7 out of 10 people will live in a city. This is a reason a lot of companies bring up the transportation problem. Traffic congestion and rapid population growth set the alarm for all of us. It is time for humanity to do the next step into transportation technology. The best known way to do so is the Intelligent Transportation System, also known as ITS.
What is ITS?
The Intelligent Transportation System is a new system that solves a lot of issues that are transportation related. More accurately, it is not only about making you move efficiently from point A to point B but it’s about making your overall movement safer, faster, and easier. In other words, it gives travellers important information while at the same time improving their safetiness.
More specifically, it gives access the vehicles to connect to each other and exchange information. Data collection and proper distribution is key. ITS applies to all kind of vehicles as well as traffic lights and road cameras.
ITS Inside the Vehicle
With ITS in your country, your car is planned to become the extension of your home. Special cameras inside the car should recognize the passengers and provide them with services such as even adjusting your seat automatically.
Data distribution will help to prevent collisions between vehicles by informing drivers about any upcoming danger. Vehicles will be more environmentally friendly as ITS will provide travellers with eco-speed harmonization system by suggesting speed limits at each occasion. It will also enhance your parking skills by guiding you step by step. An additional advantage will be fast internet access inside your car.
ITS Outside the Vehicle
Here things get even greater. With ITS, any accident will be immediately recorded and distributed to nearby vehicles. Traffic congestion is going to be significantly lower as traffic lights all over the globe will be able to identify traffic problems and solve them at once with proper prioritizing. All nearby vehicles will be notified when an emergency vehicle approaches making sure that even the most absent-minded will notice.
Vehicles will inform each other about lowering their speed limit due to bad weather conditions that can affect travelers such as icy roads. Pedestrians will be more safe because any approaching vehicle will be notified about any of them crossing the road. Another huge benefit is that people will be accurately informed about when their bus arrives to a specific bus station or even tell you when an approaching traveller wishes to share a ride with you.
ITS is probably the best solution to the upcoming problem. However, it is not clear where the limits of this project lay. There is plenty of space for improvement as creativeness is clearly our future. The only thing we can be sure of is that it is time to make the next step into transportation technology. Major investments should take place to plan methodically this upcoming project.