Technology and Traffic Incident Management (TIM)
In our world today, technology changes almost by the minute, and the field of TIM is no different. We have realized advances in detection, verification, and incident response that were unheard of several years ago. In addition, social media has advanced and has become very beneficial in our TIM efforts.
Recently there have been a number of presentations made discussing vehicle technology. Technology has evolved to the point that we will soon have very efficient vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications. Imagine what it will be like when all vehicles can “talk” to each other, managing speed, braking, and crash avoidance. Also, when vehicles can “talk” to the ITS infrastructure, managing traffic flow, speed, and more effectively avoiding incidents. To add to that, there have been advances in driver-less vehicles. In the not too distant future, vehicles will drive themselves, and we will just be transported.
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