ITS (intelligent transportation systems) holds a major potential for improvement in any national transportation systems. Yet, this potential improvement is depended upon a large scale deployment of ITS products, equipments building blocks as: Traffic monitoring systems, information systems, communication channels, Onboard car equipment (GPS devices, radar systems, green box), road side equipment(VMS, LCS) , hand held equipment (mobile, smart-phones), public transportation management systems & more.
ITS Deployment projects are facing the following challenges: large number of stake holders, highly integrated open architecture solutions, requirements for interoperability, Interchangeability, compliance with national ITS architecture & international & local national standards. Looking at these challenges makes systems engineering a key success factor in any ITS deployment project.
The Gordon center for systems engineering initiated several research projects in this domain and also sponsored a special session on Systems Engineering in the 5th ITS Israel conference, covering the following topics:
Systems engineering challenges in ITS-(Mrs. Sharon Shoshany)
Managing interoperability in unsynchronized arrays of ITS system- (Mrs. Miri Sitton)
ITSIA-National ITS architecture project -(Mr. Ofer Porat)
Interfaces standards for ITS applications for transit- (Mr. Shay Jerbi)
SE aspects of student challenge project (Formula Student Electric, Afeka Academic College of Engineering)