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Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) - Articles and news items

ITS & Transport Management supplement 2016

Issue 4 2016, Supplements, Z homepage promo  •  19 August 2016  •  Eurotransport

In this supplement: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) – a new way of using ITS in public transport; ITS is dead, long live ITS; ITS Netherlands and the future of public transport; City of Turku leads the way towards public transport digitalisation and MaaS in Finland…

Intelligent Transport Systems driving innovation

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  7 July 2016  •  Jennie Martin, Secretary General of ITS UK

Ahead of her article in Eurotransport Issue 4, Jennie Martin, Secretary General of ITS UK, provides an overview of developments in Intelligent Transport Systems and how it helps drive innovation in the public transport industry…

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) & Traffic Management supplement 2015

Issue 4 2015, Supplements  •  2 September 2015  •  Eurotransport

Dominik Grögler, Head of Engineering at BERNMOBIL takes a look at big data in public transport, Simon Beasley, Transport Network Manager at Reading Borough Council explores the wider picture of open standards and Paul Kompfner, Head of City Programme at ERTICO – ITS Europe says that ITS can be an urban mobility dream. Plus we preview the 22nd ITS World Congress…

Whitepaper: Intelligent Transportation Systems is one of the most important investment sectors in the EU Market

Whitepapers  •  1 February 2015  •  Advantech

Intelligent Transportation Systems are advanced systems which enhance productivity and aim to provide ground-breaking services by integrating advanced Information and Communication Technologies into the transportation infrastructure and into vehicles…

Whitepaper: Connected Car Brings Intelligence to Transportation

Whitepapers  •  29 January 2015  •  Nexcom

We show how the growing challenge of traffic jams can be met with by the Connected Car and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) from NEXCOM…

Bridging boundaries – ITS Austria and the Austrian activities on cross-border cooperation

Issue 5 2014  •  24 October 2014  •  Martin Russ – General Secretary of ITS Austria

New and innovative mobility solutions enabled by intelligent transport systems (ITS) need foresightful political commitment. The national ITS Austria Platform is all set for strengthening the position of Austria as a key player in ITS development and deployment. To further develop the strong network and exchange between the ministry and the national industry is a main goal of the national platform. All activities of ITS Austria are based on the four priorities for the use of intelligent transport systems: to increase road safety; to improve the efficiency of existing infrastructure; to enhance the overall quality of the traffic network; and to reduce the environmental impact. Mobility must include open data, open services and open platforms. This kind of mobility as-a-service must be in-line with other European priorities and activities, for example like what the ITS Europe Congress 2014 in Helsinki showed. Martin Russ – General Secretary of ITS Austria, explains further…

Kapsch CarrierCom acquires Prodata Mobility Systems NV

Industry news  •  17 July 2014  •  Kapsch CarrierCom

The acquisition will further strengthen Kapsch CarrierCom’s proposition for public transport operators…

Sofia – a city in motion

Issue 6 2013  •  16 December 2013  •  Evgeni Krussev, International Projects Expert, the Sofia Urban Mobility Centre

Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria and the biggest administrative, cultural and economic centre of the country. The population of Sofia is approximately 1.3 million inhabitants and its territory is 1,311km2. The organisation, management, supervision and finance of Sofia public transport as an integrated process are assigned to the Sofia Urban Mobility Centre, or SUMC. The development and operation of the open-space parking system in Sofia is also the responsibility of the SUMC. The SUMC defines and proposes measures for improvement of the parking situation and, if approved by the Sofia Municipal Council, applies these measures. Parameters of the public transport system Sofia’s public transport system is the biggest and the most complex urban transport system in Bulgaria and includes tram, trolleybus, bus and metro operations. The public transport network is well-developed with 93 bus lines, 15 tram lines, nine trolleybus lines and two metro lines. The public transport service in Sofia is performed by three municipal companies – ‘Stolichen Avtotransport’ EAD, ‘Stolichen Elelktrotransport’ EAD and ‘Metropolitan’ EAD, plus three private bus transport operators. In 2012, the provision of public transport services was 61.3 million vehicle kilometers. The number of public transport vehicles in Sofia at its peak hour is 839, which includes: 169 trams; 95 trolleybuses; 549 buses; and 26 metro trains…

Ireland’s key ITS activity brings passenger benefits

Issue 5 2013  •  11 November 2013  •  Tim Gaston, Director – Integrated Ticketing Scheme, National Transport Authority of Ireland

The National Transport Authority (NTA) of Ireland is a state body that was set up in 2000 and is responsible for managing public transport operators and regulating the small public service vehicle sector (i.e. taxis, hackneys and limousines). The governing body of the NTA consists of a Chairperson and 11 authority members appointed by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport.

The principal functions of the NTA are split into the following two areas:
Nationally

National principal functions include: entering into contracts for the provision of public transport services; providing funding for specified bus and rail travel services that are considered necessary for economic or social reasons; licensing bus routes; regulating the taxi sector; promoting an integrated public transport network; and implementing integrated ticketing, fares and information schemes.

ITS & Traffic Management supplement 2013

Issue 4 2013, Supplements  •  23 August 2013  •  Stefan Burkhart, Pierpaolo Tona, Carla Coppola, Martin Böhm

Buses and trams continually monitored (Stefan Burkhart, Head of Telecommunications, SSB)
Compass4D: a tale of seven cities (Pierpaolo Tona, Compass4D Project Coordinator and Project Manager / Carla Coppola, Communications Officer, ERTICO – ITS Europe)
Multi-modal journey planners are becoming reality for Central Europe (Martin Böhm, Head of Unit ‘Mobility Systems and ITS Deployment’, AustriaTech)

ITS & Traffic Management supplement

Issue 4 2012, Supplements  •  30 August 2012  •  Eurotransport

ERTICO – ITS Europe’s activities in public transport: Taking a holistic approach to mass transit (Hermann Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, ERTICO – ITS Europe)
Technologies and components for bus, metro and tram (ITS (UK))
New ITS ecosystem to play remarkable role in future urban transport in Finland (Kimmo Ylisiurunen, Secretary General, ITS Finland)

ITS supplement (free to view)

Issue 5 2011, Supplements  •  2 November 2011  •  Kimmo Ylisiurunen, Richard Walker, Matthias Stahel

The work of ITS Finland for the urban public transport marketplace (Kimmo Ylisiurunen, Secretary General, ITS Finland)
Intelligent Transport Systems at TRL (Richard Walker, Manager of the Sustainable Mobility Group and Peter Vermaat, Principal ITS Consultant in the Sustainable Mobility Group, TRL)
Dynamic passenger information offers greater value – information keeps us mobile (Matthias Stahel, Head of Corporate and Marketing Communications, Trapeze ITS Switzerland GmbH)

Deploying effective ITS to meet the mobility needs for people and goods

Issue 5 2010  •  28 October 2010  •  Mike Schofield, Chairman, ITS (UK)

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are usually defined as the application of information and communication technology to surface transport modes. As one would expect, ITS is a fast moving sector with research progressing all the time, and new developments being continuously implemented.

ITS United Kingdom is the UK association for those who work in ITS, whether in the public, private or academic sectors. ITS (UK) pulls together the clients, suppliers, designers and researchers at all levels, and provides an open forum for information exchange. ITS (UK) also works to define and promote the benefits of investing in and maintaining ITS for the benefit of travellers and freight operators.

ITS and urban mobility

Issue 5 2010  •  28 October 2010  •  Dr. Hermann Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, ERTICO – ITS Europe

Over the years, Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) have evolved from research and development into a broad range of on-the-market products and services. Effective development and deployment of ITS in Europe depends on cooperative actions, linking transport infrastructure, vehicle, information and communication technology. ERTICO – ITS Europe is a public-private partnership for cooperating on […]

A decade of transition

Issue 5 2010  •  28 October 2010  •  Keith McCabe, Chairman, ITS (UK) Carbon Working Group

As we stand in the first year of a new decade, it is helpful to look forward to anticipate how our world will be in 10 years time. It seems clear that the challenge of climate change will be more immediate. The end of this decade will mark the half way point in the 60 year journey to a low carbon economy which started in 1990 to a distant point of 2050. This milestone means the time to tip the balance between high carbon and low carbon is fast approaching, making this a decade of transition.

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