There is always a discussion about intelligent transportation systems. One of the things people ask about is whether the implementation of such a system would make sense. Some opponents to using intelligent transportation systems say that it will not work unless we convert our entire transportation system. However, this is simply not true. The government has been involved in research into intelligent transportation for years now, and the government’s involvement in such technology has nothing to do with creating an autonomous vehicle.
The government does want to standardize all regulations across the board and implement an intelligent transport system design act. This act means any transportation system must create guidelines or laws that every driver is expected to adhere to with the modern transportation design schemes.
By developing intelligent transport system design acts across the board, one will eliminate the vast majority of accidents due to human error. The current level of vehicle standards is not adequate for driving that occurs on the road. For instance, one person driving a large SUV may be completely different from driving a small car. Standardization is not only required by law, but it is also good business. If you follow a set of rules and regulations, you will feel safer using your vehicles.
It’s not enough to simply put in an intelligent transport system standard for the vehicles. The safety aspects of those standards need to be extremely stringent to ensure the greatest amount of driver and pedestrian safety possible. In addition, any driver who operates a vehicle should be required to complete a standard training program, complete with certified instructor supervision, to prepare them for the tests drivers must pass to obtain their license and adhere to the modern transportation system.
There are many countries that are trying to implement smart transportation systems and bring out new laws and design acts to ensure the smooth sailing of the traffic and the protection of everyone. While the process is still in motion, the future prediction of a robust and intelligent transportation system is almost a certainty.
All intelligent transportation systems should be evaluated based on their ability to meet current road and weather conditions as well as expected future conditions. Any transportation system that fails to meet these standards will quickly become outdated and reduce the reliability of that system. It’s time that we had a serious discussion about smart transportation system architecture and standards.