What is ITS?
The term Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) is used in two contexts.
When used in the plural - the more usual form - ITS refers to the rapidly
emerging transportation products, services and systems which are based
on advanced technologies such as computers, communications and electronics;
and which are called "intelligent" because their essential functions
are based on attributes normally associated with intelligence - sensory
capabilities, memory, communications, information processing and adaptive
When used in the singular, ITS refers to the currently evolving Intelligent
Transportation System which integrates all modes of the existing transportation
systems that move people and goods; and encompasses the rapidly emerging
intelligent transportation systems, products and services. Both technological
and institutional integration are involved.
In 2000, ADOT&PF launched the Intelligent Transportation Systems
(ITS) program - known as the Iways program. For more information, see