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Data Handling in Intelligent Transportation Systems

  1. John F. Dillenburg,
  2. Peter C. Nelson

Published Online: 15 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470050118.ecse511

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

How to Cite

Dillenburg, J. F. and Nelson, P. C. 2008. Data Handling in Intelligent Transportation Systems. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. .

Author Information

  1. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2008

Abstract

Within the domain of computer science, data handling is the coordinated movement of data within and between computer systems. The format of the data may be changed during these movements, possibly losing information during conversions. The data may also be filtered for privacy, security, or efficiency reasons. For instance, some information transmitted from an accident site may be filtered for privacy purposes before being presented to the general public (e.g., license numbers and names). Intelligent transportation systems (ITSs) apply computer, communication, and sensor technologies in an effort to improve surface transportation. In this article, data handling within ITS is discussed.

Keywords:

  • transportation;
  • ITS standards;
  • communication;
  • sensor;
  • vehicle