Intelligent Transportation Systems: The future of travel?

Low-Tech Solutions

Since no one can expect to see a fully realized and integrated transportation communications network arriving in their neighborhood anytime soon, iterative changes to existing roadways using relatively low-tech alternative could provide an interim solution.

Responsive traffic lights are increasingly common on roadways across the country. Variable speed limits, in which highways permit higher speeds during times when transportation authorities anticipate less traffic, can be another simple improvement for drivers.

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