Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are vital to increase efficiency, safety, mobility, and tackle Europe’s growing emissions and congestion problems. ITS can make transport safer, more efficient, and more sustainable by applying information and communication technologies to all transportation modes. Moreover, the integration of existing technologies can create new services, contributing to increase companies’ competitiveness.
To achieve its full potential, ITS requires further research. With the globalization of trade and transportation and the consequent multi-modal solutions used, additional challenges are faced by organizations and countries, requiring ITS technologies to expand. The continuity of services is crucial as so it is the time required to fulfil the requests, the cost involved and the quality of services provided.
Adopting Intelligent Transport Systems involves dealing with some challenges, some of which are technological: deployment costs, funding restrictions that prevent investment facilitation, investments, privacy and liability concerns, uncertain demand, and lack of legislation, among others. Overcoming them can lead to the ability of more reliable and improved services.