• Vol 4, No 3 (2013)
  • Industrial Engineering

Intelligent Transport Systems-Technological, Economic, System Performance and Market Views

Pekka Leviäkangas

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Leviäkangas, P. 2018. Intelligent Transport Systems?Technological, Economic, System Performance and Market Views. International Journal of Technology. Volume 4(3), pp.288-298
Pekka Leviäkangas Department of Industrial Engineering & Management, Faculty of Technology University of Oulu, PO Box 4610, FIN-90014, Finland
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This paper introduces a holistic view to intelligent transport systems (ITS) by providing four different perspectives: the technological, economic, system performance and market views. These perspectives are essential for a thorough understanding of ITS systems, which extend beyond traditional transportation engineering. ITS require management tools related to systems engineering (i.e. architectures); unique features are related to transport economics, and they differ from traditional transport engineering solutions. ITS technologies can improve transport system performance in numerous ways; furthermore, ITS is an important business segment for many technology companies and an industry by its own right. Different types of expertise and management are required for this meta-system, which is comparable to the entire transport system in terms of organisational objectives.

Benefits; Impacts, Management, System architecture; ITS, Transport


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