CE 705 Intelligent Transportation Systems

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) planning and human factor elements; application of monitoring, communications and information dissemination technologies to transportation systems; advanced traffic management for freeway and arterial systems; traveler information and public transportation systems; automated vehicle and highway systems. ITS evaluation methods and models. 3 credit hours.


• Prerequisite

Graduate standing in CCEE

• Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the student should have a basic understanding of the following ITS-related issues:

  1. Definition of ITS, with particular emphasis on Advanced Traffic Management and Traveler Information Issues
  2. The historical context of ITS from both public policy and market economic perspectives
  3. Elements of Vehicle Location and Route Navigation and Guidance concepts
  4. Planning and human factor issues for ITS
  5. Case studies on deployment planning and system design and operation
  6. Traffic and incident management
  7. ITS Models and Evaluation Methods

• Course Requirements

One mid-term exam - 15 %
One term research paper - 15 %
ITS Projects
- One ATMS - 20 %
- One ATIS - 20 %
Comprehensive final examination - 20 %
CITE Consortium Modules and Readings - 10 %

• Textbook

ITS ePrimer. USDOT Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Knowledge Exchange. http://www.pcb.its.dot.gov/ePrimer.aspx

CITE Consortium ITS Course Modules. http://www.citeconsortium.org.  (Login information to be provided)

• Computer and Internet Requirements

NCSU and Engineering Online have recommended minimum specifications for computers. For details, click here. Word processing and spreadsheet capabilities are required.

• Instructor

Dr. Billy M. Williams, Professor
Mann Hall 418, Box 7908
NCSU Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695

Email: billy_williams@ncsu.edu
Phone: (919) 515-7813
Fax: (919) 515-7908