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Have you Heard of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)?

BC HighwayCams, dynamic message signs, weather stations, reversible lane control… Any idea what these things have in common? If you guessed they’re all Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), you’d be right! With the advancement in technologies, this field has grown and is getting a lot of attention these days (connected/automated vehicles, smart cities, and more). ITS also helps support some of our key priorities: mobility, safety, and the efficient transportation of our road users. What is ITS? It’s the application...

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“Smart” Signs Shine for Safety

“Smart” Signs Shine for Safety

New intelligent transportation systems have recently landed on B.C. highways. While these might sound like extra-terrestrial time-travelling devices, they are actually human-created combinations of advanced and emerging technologies like computers, electronic sensors and communication devices. We’re using them in the ministry to save lives, time, money and energy, and protect the environment. Sensing Slippery Conditions What makes these systems so smart is that they can automatically warn motorists, about conditions in areas that might require extra care to drive....

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Back to School: Intelligent Transportation Systems in the Classroom

Back to School: Intelligent Transportation Systems in the Classroom

It should come as no surprise that we like everything related to “transportation”; it really motivates us. So, when we were asked to deliver a presentation on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to young and inquiring minds in a Lower Mainland elementary school, we couldn’t put our hands up fast enough. ITS are information and communication technologies used to improve travel and enhance safety and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is installing new systems and upgrading current systems on...

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