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Implications of mobile devices on ITS: roadmaps ahead

Implications of mobile devices on ITS: roadmaps ahead

MAGNUS ANDERSSON, VIKTORIA INSTITUTE, SWEDEN 
HENRIK STERNBERG, LUND UNIVERSITY, SWEDEN 
JACQUELINE DUBOW, WORLD BANK, USA
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the growing importance of generic mobile computing for ITS (Intelligent Transportation System) development and governance. Specifically, building on theories of open innovation and pertinent examples, the paper aims to inform future ITS policymaking.
Design/methodology/approach – Using a wide range of national, regional, and industry roadmaps together with scientific reports on the impact of specific ITS services, conclusions for ITS governance and policymaking are drawn.
Findings – This paper finds that it is imperative to proactively embrace the rapidly expanding generic mobile computing service industry and critically reassert investments in dedicated ITS-infrastructure. This is of equal importance for developed and developing countries.
Originality/value – The paper gives an account of current worldwide ITS policies in context. The assessment of services is intended to inform both industry and policymakers.
Keywords ITS, Policymaking, Mobile computing
Paper type Research paper
Outlook Andersson et al.pdf
Outlook Andersson et al.pdf