Departments of roads and highways around the world have begun to implement technology solutions to improve the safety of their highways, lessen congestion and manage traffic more efficiently. Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), as these systems are known, require reliable, secure and scalable networks to link cameras, sensors, signage, signaling and vehicles to remote data centers and operation centers.
These networks will be deployed in harsh environments and will pose their own unique challenges to operate, maintain and manage.
In this application note, we will present the unique requirements of ITS networks and discuss how AlcatelLucent Enterprise products and technologies not only meet today’s ITS requirements, but are designed to grow and scale to meet tomorrow’s as well.
The purpose of this design guide is to present the requirements and considerations relevant to the transportation vertical along with design options, best practices and configuration guidelines. While this design guide is focused on Shortest Path Bridging (SPB-M) based networks, it also addresses data networking solutions applicable for this transportation vertical.
Although several modes of transport exist, this document focuses on rail (metro, heavy, light) and road transport. More specifically, this document focuses on the fixed network infrastructure underpinning the multiple systems that enable the safe and reliable operation of rail and intelligent transport systems.
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This case study highlights how a leading transportation firm uses executive financial incentives to insure the highest system uptime for its customers. With the need to keep thousands of vehicles and employees on the move and process millions of daily transactions, keeping mission critical systems running is essential for financial performance.
All participants will use digital innovation to run their enterprise in real time and operate in a global network. They will provide superior products and services for a unique customer experience with the highest safety and environmental standards. This also paves way for new mobility concepts and business models. Our vision is where urban mobility and transportation systems run in a sustainable ecosystem while protecting natural resources and environment. This requires the ability to connect companies, people, and vehicles in real time for accident-free driving with zero-emission operated vehicles.
The IBM Rational Intelligent Transportation Systems solution addresses the challenges with complex projects for the planning, development, deployment and lifecycle management of transportation software. Learn more by reviewing the ekit resources.