Demand for Intelligent Transportation Systems comes from the need to implement the effective information infrastructure to alleviate traffic congestion and carry out traffic simulation, real-time control, and communications networks. Increase in traffic congestion worldwide is caused by population growth (which leads to increased population density), increased urbanization, and increasing use of motor vehicles, while the roadways have not been expanded enough to cope with such increases.
Additionally, roadway surveillance is also sparking the demand of intelligent transportation system.
Roadway surveillance is essential for security and safety of our society. With effective roadway surveillance, accidents or crime activities can be timely spotted, allowing the law enforcement or emergency personnel to respond quickly. Furthermore, in case of natural disaster or terrorist threat, roadway surveillance would be critical for mass evacuation of people in urban centers.
For intelligent transportation systems, massive real-time transportation video and statistics data need to be handled swiftly and reliably in tough environments – essential for effective management of public transportation, traffic signals, freeways, tunnels, and parking lots. The most robust and cost-effective solution for dependable long-distance high-bandwidth data transmission under tough outdoor conditions would be industrial-grade Gigabit Ethernet backbone network infrastructure along with fiber-optics, wired, and/or wireless networks. With such networks, traffic control centers can benefit from vastly improved timeliness and accuracy of real-time traffic information.
ORing, with many years of experience of industrial Ethernet networking know-how and innovative network management technologies, has the complete line-up of rugged and durable industrial Gigabit networking products most suitable for intelligent transportation systems.