The Essence of Having Intelligent Transportation
With intelligent traffic system or also called as intelligent transport system, it incorporates state of the art traffic control by taking advantage of real time data input and interactive communication with the drivers in an effort to make the best and most efficient 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. On narrower pathways, vehicles with high loads can slow down traffic or on more extreme cases, be the cause of static traffic.
In order to properly deal with this issue and at the same time, to give the best experience to motorist, there are now intelligent transportations that are implemented. These systems are deployed globally particularly on high load city streets 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. During rush hour, only a handful of elite systems are demonstrating extra lane to be able to boost traffic rate while reducing the load.
ITS can be used as well for guiding drivers on foggy weather and other low visibility conditions. 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. Now to make the toll stations have a faster processing rate on each car, the ITS provide patrons with a pay as you go service. 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.
The great teamwork of people in the traffic control center in managing the heavy loads of data exchanged between them and on the road is where these features of the ITS depend on. Old forms of technology will have a hard time keeping up in providing efficient and fast communication over long distances. 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.