ITEN Member Prof Alan Stevens, has co-edited a new book which charts course of traffic and travel information.
Collection and Delivery of Traffic and Travel Information, published by the IET, is a comprehensive 330-page look at an essential tenet of any successful ITS deployment. Edited by ITS stalwarts Prof Alan Stevens and Paul Burton, the book calls upon a gamut of UK traffic experts such as Dr Neil Hoose, Bev Marks, Nick Ilsley and Danny Woolard to contribute the 13 chapters that include in-depth dives into Contribution of Cooperative ITS to Road Traffic & Travel Information and Multimodal Traffic & Travel Information.
It offers an overview of three generations of TTI technology, beginning 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.
Kevin Borras of Thinking Highways spoke with Alan and Paul on the H3B Media Podcast to discuss their new book and how it came to be,
Providing essential information to researchers and industry professionals involved with or interested in technologies and organisations that provide or deliver travel information, this book could also be of interest to policymakers needing an overview of the evolution and recent developments of this field, and advanced students of subjects related to telecommunications with an interest in traffic information.
Listen to the full Thinking Highways Interview with Alan Stevens and Paul Burton below.
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