Intelligent Transportation Systems: Concepts and Cases
Transportation-related challenges exist all over the world, with all countries struggling to develop efficient, effective and user-friendly transportation systems. Today, policy agencies and financing institutions are keen to invest heavily for a potentially good transport systems, as good mobility is pertinent to social growth and a sustainable environment. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) have become a global area of growth in recent times because of increasing demand for mobility, rampant urbanization, and depleting energy reserves. Existing conventional transport infrastructure fails to meet the ever-increasing demand; building additional transportation infrastructure is cumbersome, as it is time-consuming and capital-intensive and available land space is very limited. Therefore, there is a pressing need for innovative and locally relevant systems that can be built rapidly with less investment by leveraging advances in technology. Good ITS enable informed decision-making for all stakeholders.
This book presents the ingredients of good ITS, not from a technology perspective, but from a business administration, management, and policy perspective. The emphasis is on practice-oriented, impactful and context relevant systems. Short, real-life case studies are presented for each topic, to keep the discerning transportation enthusiast engaged.
Dr Sundaravalli Narayanaswami is Associate Professor at the Public Systems Group of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, having received her PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Her teaching and research interests are mainly in transportation studies and operations management. She is the author of a number of books, and has worked alongside government organizations in transportation, corruption studies, probity, good governance, and policy decisions related to public administration and management.
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