Towards intelligent transport system
A state-of-the-art transport system relies on a traditional transport infrastructure, data and energy networks, intelligent transport technologies and services, diverse data resources and services, and the mobility and transportation services themselves. An intelligent transport system is one in which all its components can be harnessed to the production of user services using real-time and place-based digital data and reliable data transfer. The user is the main starting point for an intelligent transport system.
Wireless broadband, smart phones, other portable smart devices and location services have become more widely used and intelligent cars have entered the markets. Data also plays a key role. Transport data together with the transport and communications infrastructure form a platform on which transport services can be further developed. The Finnish Act on Transport Services allows combining different modes of transport and use of data in mobility services. Finland’s high-quality mobile network enables smooth data transfers.
Connectivity makes mobility more efficient by decreasing waiting times, increasing productivity and improving access to supply chains. Connectivity also reduces emissions by making combined transport and shared transport easier.