Safe and reliable travel is of paramount importance in the transportation industry. And dynamic telecommunications is at the heart of supporting mission critical, safety and security applications. With dynamic communication solutions from Alcatel-Lucent, a smart network can manage safety and operational efficiencies while at the same time enabling a connected travel experience.
With solutions running effectively in mission-critical Transportation networks world wide, Alcatel-Lucent provides deep expertise in building, integrating and managing networks - to optimize operational efficiency and ensure safety and security for an enhanced traveler experience.
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Today's ITS systems focus on roadside instrumentation with fixed sensors and surveillance devices such as CCTV. Alcatel-Lucent envisions that systems based on Connected Vehicles represents the future of ITS, which will allow cars, trucks, and buses to communicate with the roadside and with each other.
As a global leader of telecommunications, Alcatel-Lucent works with transportation agencies and the automotive industry to develop the next-generation ITS which will be built on a standards-compliant machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless communication platform. ITS end devices, such as sensors, will be embedded in moving vehicles as well as road infrastructure to provide real-time information such as traffic flow, speed, and pollution level.
Alcatel-Lucent's core competency as related to ITS
Connectivity is the enabling technology that will allow us to reach goals of on-board systems that allow vehicles to communicate with traffic management centers, with each other and with the road itself. Connectivity makes it possible for advanced ITS applications such as traffic management, travel information, and tolling systems.
With presence in 130 countries, over 100 years of experience in high-security optical and wireless networks, and 7 Nobel prizes, Alcatel-Lucent is a world leader in integrating carrier-class communication systems. With Bell Labs and research centers throughout the world, Alcatel-Lucent provides an array of innovative ITS solutions such as LTE Connected Car, Intelligent Travel Time Systems (ITTS) with Bluetooth technology, and Location Based Services (LBS).
Application enablement strategy and how does it apply to ITS
The Alcatel-Lucent application enablement strategy creates an open yet standards-compliant platform by bringing together component suppliers and content providers. When applied to ITS, the application enablement strategy allows service providers to extend existing services to the connected vehicles, while application developers and content creators can address a whole new class of vehicle-centric and travel-centric ITS applications and services. It is truly an open platform providing great flexibility while complementing other technologies such as Dedicated Short Range Communication Radios (DSRC).
The emerging popularity of smart phone applications is challenging the automotive and communications industries to come up with a robust connected vehicle strategy. In response to this global challenge, Alcatel-Lucent co-founded the NG Connect Program. It builds upon the next-generation LTE Connected Car solution and brings together infrastructure, device, application, and content companies to create an end-to-end ecosystem with all the resources and expertise required to rapidly deliver next generation ITS services and applications.
Smart Cities and multi-agency information sharing
Alcatel-Lucent envisions that accelerated urbanization will present city leaders with unprecedented challenges and opportunities. Cities will use integrated smart solutions to manage key public sectors such as transportation, water, electricity, and public safety. We see a future of Smart Cities to share interconnected multi-agency facilities that operate as a true network, rather than a collection of centers focused on their individual needs - a future where we manage the "whole" rather than isolated compartments.
For instance, Traffic Incident Management (TIM) requires constant information sharing between transportation and public safety agencies. Both agencies need mobile broadband networks that let them share streaming real-time video, detailed maps, and high-resolution photographs. Alcatel-Lucent's LTE solution can satisfy the growing need for broadband in transportation and public safety. It delivers super-fast broadband to first responders and transportation managers. It will enable a firefighter at an incident scene to send real-time video to the traffic management center.
Real-time traffic information systems
Alcatel-Lucent envisions that a reliable real-time traffic information system is the foundation of effective ITS operations. Timely and actionable information such as traffic incidents, weather conditions, and construction activities provides travelers with better route choices and reduced congestion.
To respond to the industry need for collecting real-time traffic information, Alcatel-Lucent developed Intelligent Travel Time System (ITTS) - a Bluetooth-based sensor technology complete with a suite of advanced applications for analyzing, predicting future traffic condition and providing alternative route planning. As a complement to other traffic sensing technologies, ITTS is becoming a preferred solution for agencies to implement real-time traffic information systems.