Intelligent Transportation Systems: At A Glance

Intelligent Transport Systems is a combination of Information Technology and telecommunications, allowing the provision of on-line information in all areas of public and private administration.

There are many definitions of Intelligent Transportation Systems, but put simply, they are the use of technology  to improve transport efficiency.

The concept of ITS is the application of sensing, analysis, control and communications technologies in order to improve safety, mobility and efficiency.

ITS include a wide range of applications  that process and share information to ease congestion, improve traffic management, minimise environmental  impact and increase the efficiency of transport to commercial users and the public in general

Examples of ITS application

Automatic number-plate recognition

License plate Recognition (LPR) is the capacity to capture photographic video or images from license plates and transform the optical data into digital information in real-time. ​

LPR is a widely used technology for vehicle management operations such as Ticketless Parking (off-street and on-street), Tolling, ITS, stolen vehicles detection, smart billing and any other applications in Europe and becoming a trend in the Americas.

LPR has to be implemented to ease the implementation of ITS

Market Size

Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Market size is set to exceed USD 70 billion by 2027, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc. 

The rise in the number of road accidents coupled with traffic congestion issues in highly urbanized areas has prompted government authorities to deploy advanced traffic management solutions. This will foster the intelligent transportation system market growth in both developing and developed economies. According to the World Health Organization, around 1.3 million people die every year due to road traffic crashes. The United Nations General Assembly has put forth a target of reducing the global number of deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes by 50% by 2030.

Market Types

ITS is impacting every mode of transport