New book details how travel information is gathered and disseminated
A new book has been published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology detailing an essential facet of Intelligent Transport Systems, offering an overview of three generations of traffic and travel information technology.
The 330-page look at is co-edited by former ITS (UK) Chair Professor Alan Stevens and veteran consultant Paul Burton and incorporates chapters from many UK traffic experts including ITS (UK) Communications Manager Paul Hutton, who wrote the chapter on airborne broadcasting, based on his more than 15 years delivering radio traffic news.
Other people who are ITS (UK) members involved include Neil Hoose, Jon Harrod-Booth, Danny Woolard, Nick Illsley and Susan Grant-Muller.
The book begins with the first generation of human to human information transmission. The second-generation incorporated machine to human information exchange, with the development of classification and transmission protocols such as RDS-TMC and TPEG. A third generation of machine to machine communication is now emerging, disrupting TTI technology and creating the need for this new reference work, which covers gathering information from automated sensors, its digital processing and transmission, and its use by increasingly intelligent agents and vehicles.
(Picture – graphic on book)