Technologies in the field of smart transportation have revolutionized the perception of mobility – from relying on the private vehicle as the main means of transportation to a variety of alternatives depending on the needs of the passenger on each trip. The new developments in the industry enable the expansion and adaptation of the range of transportation solutions to the needs of passengers and road conditions – from applications for shared travel, autonomous vehicles and tiny electric tools to the implementation of advanced communication infrastructure for traffic management.
“When looking at future trends in transportation, the goal is to create a situation where the traffic weave will be precisely planned and activated so as to allow maximum flow of traffic with minimal disruption while creating service continuity from the point of departure to reaching the destination,” says Ronen Edelstein, Business Development Manager Magalcom from the Telrad Group, which provides integrative solutions and services for communication, computing, security and control rooms and is involved in many projects in the field of smart transportation.
“In order to do this, smart integrative traffic management centers must be established, which enable management and control of all traffic systems in real time,” Edelstein emphasizes. “Among the mass transportation systems and upgrading the infrastructure through the light rail, additional lanes of public transportation and cooperative travel, park and ride parking lots and more.”
Tzachi Golan, CEO of Siemens Mobility Israel, adds: “Many cities around the world are collapsing under the increasing transportation load, and smart transportation technologies are beginning to play a significant part in solving the problem. “Today, a huge amount of information about traffic is collected, but the use of this information is only in its infancy.”
“The latest information is collected from sensors, cameras, reports and more, and gives a real-time snapshot of traffic in the urban space, for use by control centers in cities and also for smart transportation applications,” Golan adds.
“In the world of transportation, it is customary to talk about combinations between the various means of transportation: the information collected allows travel planning applications to recommend to the user the most efficient means of transportation, including the best combination between the variety of means of transportation.”
“Smart transportation applications are also the basis for future traffic management in autonomous vehicles and shared vehicles, and these will communicate with each other and enable efficient and safe travel planning. At Siemens Mobility we believe that smart transportation can enhance the travel experience, and we have a variety of travel planning and fleet management solutions. Transport “.