Transport Telematics on the Verge of Globalisation 2000-01-1299
A global Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) programme has yet to emerge, many countries consolidate their national markets into larger “Trading Blocs” e.g. European Union, USA and Japan. Within Europe, government agencies and companies have demonstrated ITS research co-operation in form of: DRIVE I; DRIVE II; DRIVE III; PROMETHEUS; and PROMOTE. In USA, government agencies, private sectors, academic institutes and transport organisations with ITS America, have created Intelligent Vehicle Highway System (IVHS) administration. In Japan government agencies like Ministry of International Trade and Industry, National Police Agency, Ministry of Construction, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Posts and Communications control projects of Advanced Transport Telematics (ATT).
This paper presents the “Globalisation” of ITS industry, where macroenvironmental factors are reviewed. Following the analysis, feasibility of a global holistic ITS programme will be determined.