Infrastructure planning is always concerned with making traffic safer and more efficient. “Intelligent Transportation Systems” (ITS) is one major step towards these goals. ITS systems are used to collect, transfer, process and use traffic-related data, in order to organise and direct traffic more efficiently. For this different information and communication technologies are being used. Especially in the context of automated and connected mobility, ITS systems are raised to a new level. They can not only make for a more efficient flow of traffic, but are also essential to the safe implementation of this technology.
High expectations for intelligent traffic
The expectations set to traffic telematics are high, particularly from policy makers. ITS are intended to make the flow of traffic more efficient, safer and more environmentally friendly. In signing the “Declaration of Amsterdam on Co-operation in the Field of Connected and Automated Driving”, the EU member states have acknowledged the importance of the co-ordination of automatisation and connection. ITS alone is not enough. “Connected ITS”, or C-ITS, is the next level. In Europe, there are several showcase projects and initiatives on this subject, such as Eco-AT, the C-ITS platform, and many others. Here, the course for the future orientation of European highways is set. But not only because of these recent developments are ITS becoming increasingly important. In fact, on European highways, ITS-devices at various levels of configuration like variable message signs, weather stations and many more are already standard today.
ITS at ARNDT IDC
For several PPP projects, ARNDT IDC has already been responsible for concepts and implementation support for various types of toll systems. Today also the implementation of different ITS systems is already standard for many projects. This includes systems for:
- Toll collection
- Traffic management
- Traffic safety
At ARNDT IDC, we are always up-to-date with the latest developments through our research projects, and can therefore offer you optimal support with the conception and planning of traffic systems.