Intelligent Transport

Intelligent Transport research

Increasingly over recent years, when considering transport policy and challenges, government has referred to the role that technology can play in assisting with innovative solutions.

In any transport mode, communications and information technology is now embedded, this is known as ITS - Intelligent Transport Systems.

ITS can be defined as:

'the use of new computer, communications and other information technologies applied to improve the efficiency, robustness and safety of transport through new infrastructure-based systems and in-vehicle systems and their interaction with people'

Newcastle University has been at the forefront of ITS research since the mid-1980s.