Intelligent Transport Systems

The term intelligent transport system (ITS) refers to efforts to add information and communications technology to transport infrastructure and vehicles in an effort to manage factors that typically are at odds with each other, such as vehicles, loads, and routes to improve safety and reduce vehicle wear, transportation times and fuel consumption.

Technologies utilised in transport systems include;

  • CCTV of Major Roads and Intersections
  • Varialble Message Dislays
  • Co-ordinated Traffic Light Systems
  • Vehicle Speed and Flow Detection
  • Fibre Optic Communications
  • ADSL Communications
  • Wireless Communications

These technologies combined with Traffic Management Software can provide a wide area view and control of traffic flows and congestion. It allows both the controlling authorities and the travelling public to make informed decisions on the best route and journey times.