Intelligent Transportation SystemsThe US Department of Transportation, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office Home defines ITS as follows:
ITS improves transportation safety and mobility and enhances productivity through the use of advanced communications technologies.Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) encompass a broad range of wireless and wire line communications-based information and electronics technologies. When integrated into the transportation system's infrastructure, and in vehicles themselves, these technologies relieve congestion, improve safety and enhance American productivity.
The market for devices and services in ITS is estimated (conservatively) at approximately US$ 9 billion for 2005. For homeland security, many ITS solutions are readily available and could be rapidly deployed.
Working with a leader in license-free frequency-hopping spread-spectrum (FHSS) technology for wireless communications in ITS and homeland security applications, has provided me with good insight into those markets, the players and challenges.