1.212J / ESD.221J An Introduction to Intelligent Transportation Systems, Spring 2003
Traffic congestion. (Image courtesy of Joseph Sussman.)
Highlights of this Course
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) represent a major transition in transportation on many dimensions. This course considers ITS as a lens through which one can view many transportation and societal issues. ITS is an international program intended to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of surface transportation systems through advanced technologies in information systems, communications, and sensors. In the United States, ITS represents the major post-Interstate-era program for advancing surface transportation in highways and public transportation, and is potentially comparable to the air traffic control system in impact.
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