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Current and Future ITS
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems
Publication Date: 2013/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section INVITED PAPER (Special Section on The Internet Architectures, Protocols, and Applications for Diversified Futures)
ITS, VICS, ETC, ITS-spot, DSRC, 700 MHz band ITS,
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Intelligent Transport System (ITS), aiming to provide innovative services related to traffic management, road safety and convenience, has drawn much attention in academic and industrial worlds in recent years. Japan has been considered as an advanced country in ITS development. This paper first gives an overview of the current ITS operated in Japan including Vehicle Information and Communication System (VICS), Electronic Toll Collection System (ETC), and ITS-spot system. Then this paper introduces the trends and the directions of future ITS including the development of driver-assistant type of road safety system in Japan and USA, and the potential use of white space to meet the additional ITS needs in the future.