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Sensors 2018, 18(4), 1212; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18041212

Sensor Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems

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Faculty of Telematics, University of Colima, 333 University Avenue, Colima C.P. 28040, Mexico
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College of Communication and Information, University of Kentucky, 315 Little Library Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0224, USA
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Received: 22 February 2018 / Revised: 12 April 2018 / Accepted: 12 April 2018 / Published: 16 April 2018
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Modern society faces serious problems with transportation systems, including but not limited to traffic congestion, safety, and pollution. Information communication technologies have gained increasing attention and importance in modern transportation systems. Automotive manufacturers are developing in-vehicle sensors and their applications in different areas including safety, traffic management, and infotainment. Government institutions are implementing roadside infrastructures such as cameras and sensors to collect data about environmental and traffic conditions. By seamlessly integrating vehicles and sensing devices, their sensing and communication capabilities can be leveraged to achieve smart and intelligent transportation systems. We discuss how sensor technology can be integrated with the transportation infrastructure to achieve a sustainable Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and how safety, traffic control and infotainment applications can benefit from multiple sensors deployed in different elements of an ITS. Finally, we discuss some of the challenges that need to be addressed to enable a fully operational and cooperative ITS environment. View Full-Text
Keywords: applications; intelligent transportation systems; sensors; vehicle applications; intelligent transportation systems; sensors; vehicle
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Guerrero-Ibáñez, J.; Zeadally, S.; Contreras-Castillo, J. Sensor Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems. Sensors 2018, 18, 1212.

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