India has the second largest population in the world and still witnessing exponential growth. Perhaps, it is one of the many reasons behind rapid infrastructural development activities across the country. Be it the expanding residential sector to habitat people or the construction of schools, universities, & corporate facilities, India is witnessing advancements in every face associated with the well-being of people, thereby providing them the best public services.

With the idea of building smart cities and digital societies, the transportation industry is nowhere behind, and why should it be? People seek well-developed transportation & road connectivity to commute across locations regularly. Hence, leveraging citizens with technologically advanced transportation systems is also contributing to bringing smart cities to the country.

An ITS (Intelligent Transport System) is an application that intends to bring efficiency to people's lives by providing them with better services associated with transport & traffic management. It enables users to procure prior information about traffic, local convenience, real-time running, and seat availability, among other aspects, to minimize travel time while catering to safety & comfort.

Hence, owing to the increasing penetration of these systems, a recent research study by MarkNtel Advisors has projected around 14% for the India intelligent Transportation System Market during 2022-27. Now, let's read the blog further to learn a few things about ITS & its potential in the country.

Defining & Understanding Intelligent Transportation Systems

An Intelligent Transportation System is a prominent part of the Internet of Things, exhibiting technologies like Vehicle to Vehicle & Vehicle to Infrastructure, incorporating wireless & wire-line communication mechanisms to function. It is an application based upon sensing, analyzing, controlling, and communicating ground transportation to bring safety, mobility, and efficiency. Such technologies include an extensive range of applications that process & share data to provide the following advantages:

  • Ease congestion
  • Improve traffic management
  • Minimize environmental impact

The entire transportation industry is procuring ITS for various applications like:

  • Electronic toll collection
  • Ramp meters
  • Traffic light cameras
  • Traffic-signal coordination
  • Transit signal priority 
  • Traveler-information systems

Due to such capabilities, the adoption of ITS shall escalate swiftly in the future for operations like:

  • Fleet monitoring
  • Toll & ticket management
  • Transportation pricing
  • Telematics & traffic monitoring

Hence, with the growing utilization of these systems in the transportation industry of India, travelers can attain real-time information & analytics at ease.

As the economic conditions of people in India are improving, the expenditure is seen extensively on private ownership of automobiles, resulting in a rising vehicle fleet, which is why traffic congestion is not something unusual across the country. Yet, the growing utilization of ITS applications presents numerous benefits like minimal stops & delays at intersections, better speed control, travel time management, and capacity & incident management, among others. These trends project new directions for the intelligent transportation system market in the years ahead, wherein the leading players in the industry will be laying out new developments & innovations in the technology in order to cater to the burgeoning consumer requirements across India.