Institutional challenges to ITS deployment and adoption

Rakotonirainy, Andry & Haworth, Narelle L. (2006) Institutional challenges to ITS deployment and adoption. In 29th Australasian Transport Research Forum, 27-29 September 2006, Gold Coast, Queensland.

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The technological breakthroughs and potential road safety benefits of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) have been widely acknowledged by road safety stakeholders. Unfortunately, road safety stakeholders are much more cut off from another, within their separate systems and modes, than in the case of telecommunications or computer technology. A gap still exists between the world of transport and that of new technologies, which is due, to a certain extent, to issues related to infrastructure, regulations or institutions. We argue that states and territories can provide a vital driving force for the establishment of ITS services if a clear strategy articulated with private and academic sectors’ demand is defined. There is a need to understand and target specific needs and solutions at a regional or community level. This could be achieved by involving road safety stakeholders in charting practical ITS programs or activities for a targeted community. Activities could range from an awareness program such as a showcase of available ITS to educate local policy-makers and general public; to an ITS deployment program. A focused approach will help to make a better case for promoting the role and benefits of ITS in road safety. We also argue that the introduction of new technologies opens up new issues and requires public authorities to re-think the “rules of the game”. For example, liability is an issue that private or academic sectors could not address without the involvement of policy makers. This requires a coordination not only at national level but also at international level where significant advances have been made.

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ID Code: 9793
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this conference can be freely accessed online via the publisher’s web page (see hypertext link).
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Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING (090200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 27 Sep 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:25

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