Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) have come a long way since simple street lights and road signs from just a few decades ago. Today's intersections use a multitude of sophisticated cameras and sensors integrated with highly advanced algorithms for real-time traffic reporting, monitoring, management, and roadway safety.
Largely due to government-sponsored programs, such as the smart city initiatives that began in the late 1990s, cities were given resources to upgrade their aged transportation infrastructure. These upgrades made way for the development of the advanced transportation technologies we see today in our streets and highways.
Intelligent transportation systems, however, are much more than just thermal cameras and advanced radar detection sensors. It's comprised of integrated systems such as...