Special Issue "Intelligent Transportation Systems"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2017

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Muhammad Alam

Instituto de Telecomunicações, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: wireless vehicular communications; real-time wireless communications; IoT; smart city applications
Guest Editor
Dr. Joaquim Ferreira

ESTGA—Univerisity of Aveiro; Instituto de Telecomunicações, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
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Interests: wireless vehicular communications; real-time; fault tolerance; industrial communications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Transportation systems are very important in modern life; therefore, massive research efforts have been devoted to this field of study in the recent past. Effective vehicular connectivity techniques can significantly enhance efficiency of travel, reduce traffic incidents and improve safety, alleviate the impact of congestion; devising the so-called Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) experience. ITS include telematics and all types of communications in vehicles, between vehicles (e.g., V2V), and between vehicles and infrastructure (e.g., V2I). ITS integrate information and communication technologies (ICT) and apply them to the transport sector. These systems gather data from sensors and equipment deployed within vehicles and infrastructure, and provide services that aim to improve the current transportation system, making it more efficient, sustainable, safe, and environment friendly.

Therefore, the purpose of this Special Issue is to publish high-quality research, expecting both from academic and industrial stakeholders, and serves as an outlet for disseminating innovative solutions towards meeting the expectation of ITS. Original, high quality contributions that have not yet been published, submitted, or are not currently under review by other journals or peer-reviewed conferences are sought.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • New paradigms for ITS/Vehicular communication
  • Medium access for vehicular communication
  • Novel Architectures for ITS
  • Real-time sensing for autonomous vehicles
  • Automatic incident detection and recovery
  • Safety aspects of smart mobility
  • Advance parking and monitoring systems
  • Data distribution platforms for ITS
  • Real-time and dynamic prediction of traffic flows
  • Public transport prioritization
  • Prototype development and measurements
  • M2M communication in the scope of ITS
  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
  • New paradigms for smart mobility
  • Field trials/Testbed implementations

Dr. Muhammad Alam
Dr. Joaquim Ferreira
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Wireless vehicular communications
  • Vehicular technologies

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Open AccessArticle Deployment and Field Evaluation of In-Vehicle Traffic Signal Advisory System (ITSAS)
Information 2017, 8(3), 72; doi:10.3390/info8030072
Received: 3 May 2017 / Revised: 21 June 2017 / Accepted: 22 June 2017 / Published: 25 June 2017
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This research evaluates the impact of In-vehicle Signal Advisory System (ITSAS) on signalized arterial. ITSAS provides individual drivers equipped with a mobile communication device with advisory speed information enabling to minimize the time delay and fuel consumption when crossing intersection. Given the instantaneous
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This research evaluates the impact of In-vehicle Signal Advisory System (ITSAS) on signalized arterial. ITSAS provides individual drivers equipped with a mobile communication device with advisory speed information enabling to minimize the time delay and fuel consumption when crossing intersection. Given the instantaneous vehicular driving information, such as position, speed, and acceleration rate, ITSAS produces advisory speed information by taking into consideration the traffic signal changes at a downstream intersection. The advisory speed information includes not only an optimal speed range updated every 300-ft for individual drivers but also a descriptive message to warn drivers stop to ensure safety at the downstream intersection. Unlike other similar Connected Vehicles applications for intersection management, ITSAS does not require Roadside Equipment (RSE) to disseminate the advisory speed information as it is designed to exploit commercial cellular network service (i.e., 3G and 4G-LTE). Thus, ITSAS can be easily plugged into existing traffic control management system to rapidly conduct its implementation without significant additional cost. This research presents the field evaluations of ITSAS on a signalized corridor in New Jersey, which discovered significant travel time savings for the equipped vehicle. Full article
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