Intelligent Transportation Trends chpt.8 - Information Technology Trends

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The term Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) was coined over two decades ago to designate applications of information and communication technologies to the operational management of transportation networks. The main promise of ITS has been very consistent over that period: network capacity can be freed up by optimizing traffic controls and empowering users with accurate travel information. It can be debated how much faith practitioners and policy makers have placed in technology by investing their resources, as well as the extent to which Intelligent Transportation Systems have delivered on their promise. However, there is no question that steady and sometimes spectacular advances in computing technologies and usage trickle down to transportation applications in important ways. As a result, new products and services emerge continuously. They include systems that address the direct needs of networks managers, as well as others that are developed in tangential markets (e.g. automotive) or even through non-market mechanisms (e.g. many mobile web applications). This talk presentation reviews major trends in information and communication technologies and demonstrate how each of them is driving innovative transportation services. We attempt to envision how those trends might develop in the future, so that we can finally examine some of their implications for travel demand and network management. There lie both challenges and opportunities for transportation engineers and planners, but either way, profound changes appear inevitable.

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  • 1. Intelligent Transportation J.D. Margulici Trends and Perspectives 2011 Chapter 8: Information Technology TrendsNote to copyright owners: all third-party materials contained in this presentation were obtained frompublicly available sources. However, they are reproduced here without explicit permission from their owners. Novavia Solutions will gladly remove any such material at the owners request.
  • 2. ITS primer and brief historyIntelligent Transportation State of the art Trends and Perspectives 2011 Information technology trends Prospective and implications J.D. Margulici
  • 3. OverviewCore computingLocationWireless networkingSocial webCrowd sourcingBig dataWeb technologiesOpen dataApplications developmentUser interactions ITS Trends and Perspectives - April 2011 3
  • 4. Core computingMoores law continues to deliver performance/costs improvements despite single-core limitationsConsumer electronics drive availability and lower costs for micro-sensors & digital devicesSystems on chips provide low-power, high-speed embedded capabilitiesDramatic gains in machine vision, speech technology ITS Trends and Perspectives - April 2011 4
  • 5. LocationGPS augmentation systems provide high-accuracy positioningGPS positioning now certified for aircraft navigation and landingCellular networks complement GPS for positioningEurope, China deploying their own GNSS designed for critical civilian applicationsSolutions are now available for indoor / urban canyon positioning, vertical market applications ITS Trends and Perspectives - April 2011 5
  • 6. Wireless networking4G LTE / WiMax networks now broadly available, 5 Mbps a realityPublic safety, DSRC spectrum underutilized, could benefit from cellular standardsData-oriented transmission, virtualization can overcome cost and interoperability issuesBusiness models are still evolving ongoing tension between content and channels ITS Trends and Perspectives - April 2011 6
  • 7. Social webSocial networks are transforming the traveler information landscapePeer 2 Peer resource sharing models are spearheading new travel behaviorsSocial networks offer new forms of citizen engagement in transportation planningWeb 2.0 interactions paradigm is starting to penetrate the enterprise software market ITS Trends and Perspectives - April 2011 7
  • 8. CrowdsourcingTraveler information systems powered by system users, traffic probesCities are collecting residents needs through web-based applicationsAgencies can tap wisdom of the crowd for some of their decision-making ITS Trends and Perspectives - April 2011 8
  • 9. Big dataInternet businesses have developed new tools for big, structured / unstructured dataData mining of terabytes and petabytes are becoming common placeMashups are complementing Extract-Transform-Load for business intelligence ITS Trends and Perspectives - April 2011 9
  • 10. Web technologiesWeb services have become the norm for exchanging data and application controlsStorage, computation and applications all moving to cloud-based architecturesAjax, Flash, HTML 5 are enabling rich browser-based applicationsSoftware as a Service has not grown as fast as once predicted but could pick up ITS Trends and Perspectives - April 2011 10
  • 11. Open dataGoogles GTFS has set a transit revolution in motionGives agencies a free ride on the application layer, but new governance problems are emergingGreater transparency is accelerating a shift to performance management ITS Trends and Perspectives - April 2011 11
  • 12. Applications developmentHundreds of thousands of iPhone / iPad, Android appsOpen source not only challenges traditional software sales, communities build great productsFree languages, IDEs, libraries, tools facilitate bottom-up development (think Google maps!) ITS Trends and Perspectives - April 2011 12
  • 13. User interactionsTouch / multi-touch / tablets offer new human-machine interaction possibilitiesSpeech recognition and voice commands actually work!3D is coming to your living room and to your Transportation Management Center next? ITS Trends and Perspectives - April 2011 13
  • 14. Intelligent Transportation J.D. Margulici Trends and Perspectives 2011 Next is Chapter 9: Prospective and Implications