Sussman, Joseph M.

Perspectives on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) [electronic resource] / by Joseph M. Sussman. - Boston, MA : Springer US, 2005. - XIV, 232 p. online resource.

to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) -- ITS: A Short History and a Perspective on the Future -- ITS Organizational Issues, Regionalism and the Transportation/Information Infrastructure -- Transportation Operations: An Organizational and Institutional Perspective -- Deploying the Transportation/Information Infrastructure -- ITS Deployment and the “Competitive Region” -- ITS: Implications for the Transportation Profession and Transportation Education -- Educating the “New Transportation Professional” -- The New Transportation Faculty: The Evolution to Engineering Systems -- “Thoughts on ITS”, ITS Quarterly: Five Years of Columns on ITS Issues -- Beyond Technology — Local Organizational Readiness for ITS Deployment -- Co-Opetition: A Framework for Analyzing ITS Relationships -- Teaching about ITS — a Moving Target -- ITS and Safety: A Worst Case Scenario -- AHS, ITS and Awareness -- The ITS Role at the Millennium -- ITS and the Federal Transportation Science and Technology Strategy -- ITS and “Rescuing Prometheus” -- ITS and Congestion -- Regional ITS Architecture Consistency: What Should it Mean? -- A Cautionary Note -- It Happened in Boston -- Considering ITS as a Complex Adaptive System -- Mega-Cities in Developing Countries -- a Major ITS Market for the Future -- Where We are Today in ITS and Issues for the Future -- Intelligent Transportation Systems at the Turning Point: Preparing for Integrated, Regional, and Market-Driven Deployment -- Transitions in the World of Transportation: A Systems View -- ITS: What We Know Now That We Wish We Knew Then: A Retrospective on the ITS 1992 Strategic Plan.

"Perspectives on ITS" is a collection of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) writings of Professor Joseph M. Sussman from MIT. Professor Sussman is a long-time major participant in the ITS world, beginning with his work on the core writing team in the original "IVHS" Strategic Plan in 1991-92, and continuing on to the present day. He has worked in a number of ITS area and is a keen observer of the ITS scene in general. The book contains extended articles on various aspects of ITS and perspectives on the future of the field, building on its rich history; organizational issues related to ITS – in particular, regionalism and the transportation / information infrastructure; and ITS’ implications for the transportation profession at large and for transportation education. In addition it contains 14 selected columns from the ITS Quarterly.


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Automotive and Aerospace Engineering, Traffic.



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