What Is Intelligent Transportation?

By Logistics Tech Outlook | Monday, March 01, 2021

Connected cars are a vital part of every smart city. They depend on the so-called vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication type. Connected cars exchange data on traffic congestion and other cars, road accidents and other connected devices in the nearest vicinity, such as parking sensors.

Fremont, CA: In a world with 7.6 billion people and more than a billion vehicles on the roads, urban infrastructure is struck. Traffic incidents, congestion, air pollution—challenges continue to mount up along with the increasingly growing demand for transport. Since it is not feasible to minimize the use of cars, cities will opt for a different solution in 2020.

Smart transport seeks to simplify the way we deal with mobility. It integrates the Internet, wireless technology and electronic devices to make urban travel more sustainable and more effective.

Smart City Transport Options

Intelligent transport networks must work together to produce the best performance. However, each of the building blocks of every smart transit network is critical to its ultimate success and has a massive effect on road conditions.

Connected Vehicles

Connected cars are a vital part of every smart city. They depend on the so-called vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication type. Connected cars exchange data on traffic congestion and other cars, road accidents and other connected devices in the nearest vicinity, such as parking sensors. In short, this technology allows to work with a continuous and complex flow of information on the path.

These vehicles have contact networks for drivers and alerting systems to warn pedestrians of approaching traffic. Connected cars are so exciting, and analysts expect that more than 233 million of them will be available globally by the end of 2020.

Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)

MaaS solutions treat transport as a commodity. They aim to make mobility services more convenient and available by putting the different essential elements of a person's journey together in one app. These usually include booking services, ride-sharing, instant payments, bicycle and car rental, and a range of route options.

Autonomous Vehicle

Autonomous cars are still a long way from being completely autonomous of the human driver, but development in this area is quick and promising. Driverless cars have the ability to greatly minimize road congestion and accidents. They will also have quicker and cheaper transport, allowing people to use taxis and public transport instead of private cars.

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