If you are involved with intelligent transportation systems (ITS), this book offers you a comprehensive and easy-to-follow process that guides you through the fundamentals that are essential for planning and operations. This one-of-a-kind reference brings special focus on traffic flow fundamentals and applications areas, issues and principles. The book includes recent security concerns in transportation systems, which allows you a greater degree of confidence in the success of your projects before actual implementation. Fundamentals of Intelligent Transportation Systems Planning provides project-oriented descriptions and planning guidelines throughout, which make the information easy to understand. It is sufficiently comprehensive in a diverse geographical and operational scenario, so that it is applicable to any region of the globe. From traffic flow theory fundamentals, ITS user services, and strategic needs assessment - to regional ITS architecture development process, evaluation, and ITS challenges and opportunities, this hands-on reference offers you practical assistance in the key areas for ITS planning and operations. The book also serves as an excellent text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in ITS.
Table Of Contents
Introduction. Fundamentals of Traffic Flow and Control. ITS User Services. ITS Applications. Strategic Needs Assessment and Deployment. Regional ITS Architecture Development Process. ITS Standards. ITS Evaluation. ITS Challenges and Opportunities.; Introduction - What is ITS? Where is ITS Today? Where is it Going? ITS Training and Education Needs. Scope of this Book. Organization of the Book.; Fundamentals of Traffic Flow and Control - Traffic Flow Elements. Traffic Flow Models. Shock Waves in Traffic Streams. Traffic Signalization and Control Principles. Ramp Metering, Traffic Simulation.; ITS User Services - ITS User Services. ITS User Service Bundles. Travel and Traffic Management. Public Transportation Operations. Electronic Payment. Commercial Vehicle Operations. Emergency Management. Advanced Vehicle Safety Systems. Information Management.; ITS Applications - Freeway and Incident Management Systems. Advanced Arterial Traffic Control Systems. Advanced Public Transportation Systems. Multimodal Traveler Information Systems.; Strategic Needs Assessment and Deployment - Strategic Needs Assessment. Planning Process for ITS. Case Study. Challenges for ITS Planning.; Regional ITS Architecture Development Processes - What is a Regional ITS Architecture? Leveraging the National ITS Architecture. Proposed Procedure for Developing a Regional ITS Architecture. Architecture Development Tools.; ITS Standards - Standards Development Process. Standards Application Areas. National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocols (NTCIP). Scope of NTCIP. NTCIP Specifications for System Design. Standards Testing. Adoption of ITS Standards.; ITS Evaluation -Introduction. Deployment Tracking. Impact Assessment. Benefits by ITS Components. Benefits Estimation Categories. Evaluation Resources. Evaluation Support Tools. Methodologies.; ITS Challenges and Opportunities - Mainstreaming ITS. System Upgrade. System Integration. Training Needs. Funding. Privacy. Rule-Making and Compliance. Resource Sharing. Security.;