Introduction to ITS Technologies

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Course No: 17.419; Last Offered: No Data;

Course Description

The course introduces students to the technologies collectively known as Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems (IVHS), including communications, controls, navigation and computer applications, safety and collision avoidance, and transmission media from acoustic waves to microwaves. It covers prospects for the future development of IVHS and discussion of systems engineering and technical experience needed to design a national transportation system architecture. The course explores new cooperative and interactive approaches among engineers and vehicle manufacturers to solve technical problems posed by implementing IVHS. It includes discussion of IVHS America, the historic background of transportation, public and private transportation issues, technical and traffic management issues, and areas of product development and applications, particularly for defense contractors. It will give managers technical vocabulary enabling them to make informed choices on managing education in the field. Included is discussion of career areas involving IVHS.

Prerequisites & Notes

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  • Credits: 3;

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