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Title: Need of intelligent transport system for India
Authors: Kumar P.
Jain S.S.
Singh P.
Published in: Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India): Civil Engineering Division
Abstract: Transportation is a driving force behind development and the well being of all people around the world. Modern life demands growing mobility. Frequently it is secured through ever-increasing use of private cars. The resulting burdens on the transport infrastructure, that is already heavily stretched, are multiplying. Despite major expenditures on new road infrastructures, traffic congestion continues to rise. Past gains in road safety and environmental improvements are decreasing. It is unlikely that these problems can be solved simply by building more roads or by relying on past approaches. Innovative efforts are clearly needed on a broad front. Among this is the concept, and the practice, of intelligent transport systems (ITS) which can open up new ways of achieving sustainable mobility in our communications and information society. ITS are transport systems that apply information, communications, and the control technologies to improve the operation of transport networks. ITS tools are based on three core features-information, communications and integration-that help operators and travellers make better and coordinated decisions. Through improvement of operations, ITS tools are used to save time and lives, to enhance the quality of life and the environment, and to improve the productivity of commercial activities. An ITS includes both technical and institutional components. Since the ITS components work synergistically with each other, their formal relationship can be depicted by an architecture. This paper summarises the general concepts, various components and need of an ITS for India.
Citation: Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India): Civil Engineering Division(2001), 82(JUNE): 63-69
URI: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/4824
Issue Date: 2001
Keywords: Road infrastimature
Traffic congestion
Transportation
ISSN: 3731995
Author Scopus IDs: 55466569500
35594194300
57199272070
Author Affiliations: Kumar, P., Department of Civil Engineering, University of Roorkee, Roorkee 247 667, India
Jain, S.S., Department of Civil Engineering, University of Roorkee, Roorkee 247 667, India
Singh, P., Department of Civil Engineering, University of Roorkee, Roorkee 247 667, India
Corresponding Author: Kumar, P.; Department of Civil Engineering, University of Roorkee, Roorkee 247 667, India
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