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ITS: Then and now

Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) have come a long way since simple street lights and road signs from just a few decades ago.

“Our highways are going to have to deal with a mixed AV and non-AV fleet for many decades”

In his latest blog, Robert Poole, director of transportation policy at the independent think-tank the Reason Foundation, examines the long-term future of automated vehicles, assesses the future of mobility as we approach an era of hybrid traffic.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ITS Australia’s Brian Negus predicts great things for this year’s Congress host country, Denmark

As the ITS World Congress got underway, with a drinks reception at the Bella Center in Copenhagen last night (September 17), TrafficTechnologyToday.com, grabbed a quick chat with Brian Negus, former president of ITS Australia and now special ambassador for the organization, about what the World Congress has meant for his country and organization since it hosted the event in Melbourne in 2016, and how Denmark can expect to benefit from it.

Traffic data unlocked

A pan-european project bridging the private/public sector divide is exploring the potential of sharing traffic data for the benefit of road users, traffic managers and businesses alike. Traffic Techology International’s James Allen reports

INTERVIEW: Siemens ITS president Marcus Weltz

Speaking exclusively to Traffic Technology Today, Marcus Welz, president of ITS for Siemens, discusses how the company is pushing for progress in transportation – with one system in Seattle already saving commuters 86 hours a year

Mobility-on-demand market to hit US$200bn by 2024

The mobility-on-demand market is set to grow from its current industry value of more than US$100bn to over US$200bn by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

Encouraging cycling through smartphone apps: a Dutch commuter study

Reducing car use is one of the most effective ways to tackle congestion, and one way to do this is by using positive incentives to stimulate the use of other transport modes, such as cycling. A study carried out by the University of Twente in the Netherlands reveals more. 

INSIGHT: SOCRATES project releases framework for European interactive traffic management system

The public-private partnership involved in the pan-European SOCRATES 2.0 (System of Coordinated Roadside and Automotive Services for Traffic Efficiency and Safety) project has developed a framework for the program’s joint vision, and Traffic Technology Today has an exclusive insight into the project’s aims and ambitions as it moves to develop a fully interactive traffic management system.

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