ITS is the use of a broad range of communications-based information and electronics technologies to enhance transportation. These systems generally include:
• Sensors and other components in the field to collect traffic information, such as traffic volumes and speeds and video of traffic flow.
• Communications links (wireless and wired) to transmit that data for processing or dissemination.
• Software that processes and analyzes the data, converting it to information that can be used by other components and various users of the information.
• Electronic equipment to disseminate the processed information to end users of the information, such as motorists and transportation agencies.