Type
Position Papers
Author
Zuzana !itavancová and Martin Hájek
Organization
DG Energy and Transport, European Commission (EU)
Published in
2009
Submitted by
Peter Midgley, gTKP
Related theme(s)
Urban Mobility
Region
Europe (EU)
Country
International

Intelligent Transport Systems: Thematic Research Summary

The ITS theme deals with several combinations of communication, computer and control technology developed and applied in the domain of transport to improve system performance, transport safety, efficiency, productivity, and level of service, environmental impacts, energy consumption, and mobility. ITS refers to efforts to add Information and
Communications Technology (ICT) to transport infrastructure, vehicles and transport/traffic management 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.