Written for both technical and non-technical professionals involved in intelligent transportation system (ITS) development, tins clear, systematic guide describes a practical approach to planning, developing, and implementing successful ITS architectures in regional settings. Based on the principles and methods they used to help create the recently developed US National ITS Architecture, the authors provide you with a solid understanding of each critical step involved in the regional ITS deployment process. You learn the key ingredients that make up an effective ITS mission statement, how to choose the best ITS technologies for a specific application, the components involved in developing an appropriate logical and physical architecture, and much more.
The book is valuable reading for transportation planners, system engineers, and consultants who want to understand the various disciplines associated with ITS, and who need to formulate practical solutions to challenging ITS problems. It also provides investors, government officials, and other interest groups with the information they need to prepare and deliver practical input to ITS development projects.