Workshop on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
Sep 29-Oct 01, 2010 ( Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC )
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and Centrum dopravního výzkumu, v.v.i. (CDV), a public research institute in the Czech Republic, sponsored a two and a half-day regional Workshop on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) on September 29 - October 1, 2010, in Prague, Czech Republic. Leading experts from government, industry, research organizations and academia presented on topics ranging from ITS architecture, standards, and the solutions they can offer to international cooperation and harmonization of standards; from approaches to predicting and actively managing the transportation network to the state of the technology of electronic tolling systems; from the U.S. Department of Transportation's IntelliDriveSM program - a multimodal initiative that aims to enable safe, interoperable networked wireless communications among vehicles, the infrastructure, and passengers' personal communications devices - to real time data collection for traveler information systems; and much more.
The workshop was organized by the NIST Standards in Trade (SIT) Program, in cooperation with CDV. Over the past 15 years, SIT has conducted 45+ workshops covering various product sectors, including 3 prior workshops on Intelligent Transportation Systems in China (2007), Brazil (2008), and Israel (2009). The U.S., with some international participation, has developed a suite of National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol (NTCIP) standards that deal with link between a traffic management center and the ITS field devices such as variable message signs, traffic controllers, ramp meters, data collection stations, CCTV cameras, and roadway weather information stations. This has led to a very competitive environment where the bid prices for these products have been significantly reduced, and it has decoupled the central system deployment from the field devices leading to support for incremental deployment of non-proprietary solutions. This has been so successful in the United States that many other countries have adopted the U.S. NTCIP standards including Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, China, Israel, Greece, UAE, and others.
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