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Wide network operations require continuous consultation between all the partners concerned: police, call-out services, control centre operators, etc. In addition, operation-related concerns must be taken into account from the design and development stage of the infrastructure.

Main Targets

  • Congestion

Relieving congestion by optimizing the management of traffic signals; detecting and managing incidents on the highway network, access control systems; HOV lanes; journey time information; speed management; etc.

  • Safety

Improving safety by measures such as adaptive speed control, collision detection and avoidance; enhanced vehicle safety systems; weather and road condition information; etc.

  • Security

Maintaining security through evacuation route signing and priority; homeland security initiatives such as deployed in the USA, hazardous load monitoring and assistance for vulnerable road users.

  • Environmental protection

Ensuring environmental monitoring and protection by reducing traffic congestion and promotion of public transport alternatives.

  • Support for business & commerce

Increasing productivity and operational efficiencies by fleet management; computer aided dispatch; automatic vehicle location; automatic cargo tracking; electronic pre-clearance; vehicle compliance checking and driver monitoring.

  • Road user services

Providing comfort to users of transportation system who need to feel confident and secure through applications such as route confirmation, journey time estimates and clear advice on approaching interchanges and connections. Relevant ITS services include real-time traffic and public transport information; dynamic route guidance; automotive vehicle location (AVL); smart card payment systems for toll highway and public transport use.


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