A blog for the Centre for Transport and Mobility, at Aberystwyth University, from Richard Harris
The Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) industry has made incredible advances since the early pioneering days of the 1970s and 1980s. These have been driven by the revolution in communications, data capacity and computer processing capabilities.
The way we describe what we do has also developed from the road/automobile communication systems in Japan (1984) and the road transport informatics and integrated road transport environment in Europe (1988) and the intelligent vehicle – highway system (1991) in the US through transport telematics (1992) to intelligent transport systems (1994) and the connected, cooperative and mobility systems and services of today.
While I am not suggesting that we rebrand our industry and drop the term ITS, I do wonder if it’s time for a slight refresh.
Maybe ITS should stand for Integrated Transportation Services?
Read more on the CETRAM website: https://cetram.aber.ac.uk/2023/03/22/blog-post-from-intelligent-transport-systems-to-integrated-transport-systems/