‘Intelligent’ Transportation: the Road to the Next Generation of Mobility

Cars are getting safer as auto manufacturers are installing lane departure warning systems, adaptive cruise control, back-up and side cameras and other driver assistance systems. General Motors rolled out its first vehicle with Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) to support Vehicle-to-X communications (X being “Vehicle,” or “Infrastructure” such as traffic signals, or “Pedestrian”) this year, and extensive research is being conducted on creating safe and highly automated “driverless” vehicles.

State and local departments of transportation are looking at ways to deploy vehicle-to-infrastructure communications. The public is becoming more aware of what intelligent transportation is and what they can do to make driving safer and chances are you either have or are beginning to use these systems in their many forms.