Careers in ITS
Length: Approximately one – two hours.
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are electronic systems that use a variety of advanced technology sensors, communications systems, computer algorithms and traveler interfaces to improve the performance of the transportation system for operators and users.
This course is designed to introduce potential ITS careers to undergraduate students in civil engineering, computer science, computer and electrical engineering, and industrial engineering.
- Explain the basic functions of ITS.
- Illustrate the engineering building blocks used to design ITS systems.
- Recognize the application of engineering disciplines to the development of ITS systems.
- Identify the important societal benefits that can accrue from effective ITS systems.
- Course Overview
- Lesson 1 . Introduction To the Goals of ITS
- Goals of ITS
- Changing View of Transportation
- Potential Careers
- Lesson 2 . Enhancing Safety
- Improving Safety: Background
- Case Study: Red-Light-Running Systems
- Red-Light-Running Systems: How Do They Work?
- Red-Light-Running Systems: Building Blocks of Operation
- Red-Light-Running Systems: Challenges To System Operation
- Red-Light-Running Systems: Public Acceptance
- Red-Light-Running Systems: Safety Benefits
- Other Safety Systems
- Exercise #1
- Knowledge Check #1
- Lesson 3 . Reducing Congestion
- Reducing Congestion: Background
- Case Study: Travel and Traffic Management Systems
- Travel and Traffic Management Systems: Goals of ATMS
- Travel and Traffic Management Systems: How Do They Work?
- Travel and Traffic Management Systems: Building Blocks of Operation
- Exercise #2
- Lesson 4 . Improving Mobility
- Improving Mobility: Background
- Case Study: Public Transportation Operations
- Public Transportation Operations Systems: Goals
- Public Transportation Operations Systems: Components
- Exercise #3
- Knowledge Check #2
- Terms Review
- Course Summary
- Career Connection
Dr. Paul Jovanis