An intelligent transportation system (ITS) is a technology, application, or platform that enhances transportation quality or achieves other goals such as traffic management, toll management, parking management, and freight management, among others via applications that monitor, manage, or improve transportation networks. The ITS is primarily reliant on data collecting and processing. The findings of the data collection and analysis system are utilized to regulate, manage, and plan transportation.
According to recent studies, governments throughout the world are using ITS to enhance road safety and operational performance of the transportation system and lessen the environmental effect of transportation. Significant funds are necessary to install ITS. Therefore, countries such as the U.S., Dubai, and Japan are substantially investing in various ITS initiatives. Moreover, ITS cannot be implemented by a single stakeholder; it necessitates collaboration among several domains, including telecom operators, infrastructure providers, manufacturers, service providers, public sector organizations, and user groups. As a result, public-private partnerships (PPPs) would be critical to ITS development.
The global intelligent transportation systems market is expected to reach $40.76 billion by 2031, growing with a CAGR of 5.8% during the forecast period 2021-2031. The automobile market in the U.S. is one of the largest in terms of volume in 2020 and is expected to increase exponentially. The vehicle sector in the U.S. sold around 14.5 million light vehicle units in 2020. Consequently, ITS use for traffic management and road safety in the U.S. increases. It also has ample resources to set up the prolific number of ITS ecosystems for better managing the congestion problem in the North America region.
Some of the key players operating in the market include: Siemens AG, Thales SA, Kapsch TrafficCom AG, Garmin Ltd., Teledyne FLIR LLC, Indra Sistemas, S.A., Ricardo, Swarco Holding, TransCore, EFKON GmbH, Redflex Holdings, Transmax Pty Ltd., Aecom Technology Corporation, Citilog, and Agero, Inc.