Intelligent Transport System (ITS) refers to the application of computer and communication technologies to manage transport problems.
The rapid advances in ITS technologies have enabled the collection of data or intelligence which provides relevant and timely information to road managers and users. Our aim is to utilise the various information gathering technologies to solve the many transport challenges that face us in Western Australia and to make our roads smarter.
ITS systems are already in use in Australia and around the world through Managed Freeway schemes, electronic tolling, driver information through GPS systems, CCTV and Variable Message Signs (VMS).
To assist road users we gather and provide ITS data through a number of mechanisms including traffic cameras, freeway speeds, road conditions around the state and congestion levels, all available on our website. Other systems currently in place and their benefit tor road users can be viewed below.
Traffic and Incident Monitoring
Devices such as vehicle detectors and CCTV cameras provide real-time traffic information and visibility of road conditions. They are used by us to detect, verify and manage incidents and congestion on the road network.
Variable Message Signs (VMS)
Electronic roadside VMS can provide a number of on-road services including, advance warning to drivers of congestion, incidents or roadworks and real time travel times to destinations. They can also be used to provide advice on public transport and parking services
Variable Speed Limits
Electronic signals either above traffic lanes (as seen on the Northbridge Tunnel) or on roadsides, such as Beaufort Street Mt Lawley can display variable speed limits. The speed limit can be reduced to take in to account things such as pedestrian traffic, incidents or roadworks
Lane Use Management Signals (LUMS)
Electronic signals (as seen on the Northbridge tunnel) indicate the status of a lane to road users, for example: lane open, proceed with caution or lane closed
The links below will take you to detailed information about each ITS project listed.