Tomorrow's Transportation: Changing Cities, Economies, and Lives offers a broad, engaging look at current and emergent developments in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), and at how improved systems can have a significant impact on lifestyles in the future. It is an excellent guide for transportation department officials and planners, as well as ITS technology professionals working in mobile communications, computer and software engineering, smart sensor technology, and in transportation infrastructures worldwide. Authored by two leading authorities in the field, this new book draws together and reviews the social, economic and environmental issues that are currently driving ITS innovation in vehicular, rail, and air traffic management. Utilizing real-world case studies, it shows you where cutting-edge ITS technology is solving problems right now and how emergent technologies can contribute to further ITS success.
Specifically, the book addresses the Automated Highway System (AHS) and its probable continuing evolution. Considerable attention is given to the subject of congestion alleviation and ITS in traffic management. Transportation's impact on the urban environment is treated, and some possibilities for new kinds of cities are presented. Plus, the book examines intercity transportation issues, both passenger and freight, with a view toward air, rail and surface transport and featuring a case study of the Los Angeles Airport System. Written in a lively, upbeat style, this book is a definitive and insightful resource for your reference shelf. It takes a unique look at how technology impacts society, and how positive ITS changes result in improved quality of life, particularly in urban areas.