The combination of civil engineering and ICT has led to the development of smart and intelligent roads that have transformed our lives. Today, the emergence of smart roads has helped to save lives by reducing the accidents and ensuring that people communicate while driving. For example, a driver can get a message from the system with information about the condition of the roads ahead. If you have been driving for several hours, the system can tell you that you need to rest at a nearby restaurant during the lunch hour.
Since the experts have synchronized this system with the computer in the car, a driver can get alerts when the brakes need a checkup. Also, the system will tell you where you can take your car for diagnosis and service in case you need to change the oil.
Evidently, the emergence of the smart ICT systems has made a huge impact in the infrastructure. For example, the ICT systems are fast becoming part of the road infrastructure, and these systems are enhancing the monitoring, control, and safety. The constant monitoring helps the authorities to keep an eye on the careless drivers. Considering that the major roads have a standby rescue team, this system can also help to save lives in case of an accident.
Intelligent Traffic Systems
The CTRMA has been instrumental in the installation of the Intelligent Traffic Systems. These systems have inbuilt sensors that help the government to manage and manage the traffic flows. While the earlier versions of the ITS were quite difficult to manage and maintain, the technology has evolved rapidly, meaning that the modern systems are reliable. It is evident that the transportation department has come of age technologically. By adopting the evolving technology and applying it in the modern infrastructure, the transportation department can help he motorists to make the most of the available resources while staying safe.
The ICT has also been instrumental in the management of fleets. Today, the trucks come with the ICT systems that assist in monitoring the traffic, tracking the vehicles, and helping with the collection of toll charges electronically. By collecting the toll charges manually, it is possible to cause heavy traffic jams since the vehicles must stop at the designated points. The inbuilt sensors can also monitor the wear and tear and warn the driver when some parts start to show the signs of breaking down. By addressing a problem before it occurs, it is possible to reduce the downtime.
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