The primary objective of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) program is to integrate advanced technologies into the current system for great efficiency and improved safety. Our investigators determine possible uses for a broad range of technologies, including wireless and wire line communications, information technologies and various other electronic applications and equipment. We are involved in the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of various types of ITS-related projects.
The program has enjoyed national prominence for more than 20 years and began with a substantial role in Commercial Vehicle Operations (CVO) projects, particularly the Advantage I-75 Mainline Automated Clearance System. In addition to CVO projects, we have conducted a variety of research projects for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and various federal transportation agencies. Our research areas range from studies of virtual weigh station technology to traffic control procedures for emergency responders.