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Smart Transport System Insights

Smart Transport Systems or Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) encompass a range of wireless and wired communications-based information technologies that can be integrated into transportation infrastructure and in vehicles.

This report provides an overview of developments occurring in Intelligent/Smart Transport systems and includes a case study on developments in Australia.

Key developments:

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) allow for improvements in managing traffic congestion; accident avoidance; lower fuel usage and environmental pollution; Australia provides good examples of ITS applications and the country introduced its first ITS system in the early 1970s.


1. Synopsis
2. What is IT?
3. Electric Vehicles (EV)
3.1 Introduction
3.1.1 The upcoming electric vehicle tsunami
3.1.2 Autonomous cars
3.2 Vehicle to Grid (V2G)
3.2.1 Nearly 100,000 Vehicles to be Enabled with V2G Technologies by 2017
4. Dedicated Short-Range Communications
4.1 Overview of developments
5. Case study – Australia
5.1 Background
5.2 Outcomes ITS Summit 2009
5.2.1 Regulatory framework – 2010
5.3 Smart Transport and the NBN
5.3.1 Trans-sector approach to NBN
5.3.2 Government’s Smart infrastructure initiative
5.4 Broadband extends to public transport
6. Other examples
6.1 Smart parking - SFpark
6.2 Google Traffic
6.3 Vehicle telematics
6.4 e-Call
7. Related reports
List of Tables, Charts and Exhibits
Exhibit 1 - Learning from e-cars
Exhibit 2 – Intelligent transport systems today
Exhibit 3 – Intelligent Cars – IntelliDrive project

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