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ITS stands for Intelligent Transportation Systems. These systems offer safe, time-efficient and financially-friendly solutions for transportation and traffic management. Through technological applications and other sources, ITS communicates to drivers through real-time messaging in order to keep them safe and cautious while approaching hazardous work zones.
How ITS Works
ITS uses real-time data, which is transferred through processing technology and communicated to drivers through a dynamic messaging system. Common ITS implementations include:
- “Trucks Entering Highway” warnings
- Queue detection-and-warning systems
- Portable camera systems
- Crash prevention and safety
- Traveler information applications
- Travel-time systems
- Event-traffic management
- Collision avoidance systems
- Dynamic late-merge systems
- Portable ramp metering
- Doppler radar systems
- “Speed Ahead” warnings
- “Sharp Curve” and “Wrong Way” warnings
- Freeway and arterial management
What Does ITS Do?
ITS incorporates real-time data capture, real-time dynamic applications and data processing in order to output safety measures and communicate them to motorists on the road. The real-time data is captured through infrastructure, trucks and other vehicles, weather and work zones. This data is then sent through a data processing environment, which is an automated system that processes and relays the information. The data is communicated through real-time dynamic applications including dynamic messaging, live videos, real-time travel info, mobile apps, and accident and safety alerts.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) encourages the use of ITS in order to prevent fatal accidents and casualties on the road. ITS is a simple solution for contractors, even if they are not tech-savvy professionals. These tools are easy to use and beneficial for not only for motorists, but also for construction companies and operators.
ITS Saves Lives, Time & Money
- Informs drivers of hazardous road conditions so they can take precautionary measures and avoid fatal accidents
- Offers a safer work environment for construction and transportation workers
- Offers alternate routes and options to reduce delays
- Decreases accident risk, which helps to avoid pile-ups and further delays
- Studies have concluded that these systems save more money than they cost
- Profits are gained through lower accident rates, fuel expenses and emissions