Applying telematics for transport Using telecommunications systems for transport management Developing digital transport systems Developing computerized transport management systems
With digital technologies, it is possible to make transport safer and to enhance the quality of public transport particularly in big cities. Effective use of traffic management and information services has already reduced pollutant emissions, fuel consumption and journey time. The use of the "variable message signs" on motorways has reduced rear-end collisions by 30% (in fog by 85%); advanced driver assistance and anti collision systems have reduced accidents by around 50%.
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