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1.212J / ESD.221J An Introduction to Intelligent Transportation Systems, Spring 2003

Traffic congestion.
Traffic congestion. (Image courtesy of Joseph Sussman.)

Highlights of this Course

This course site features lecture notes and extensive readings.

Course Description

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.

Technical Requirements

Microsoft® Powerpoint® software is recommended for viewing the .ppt files found on this course site. Free Microsoft® Powerpoint® viewer software can also be used to view the .ppt files.


Prof. Joseph Sussman

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session




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