Smart Transportation

A section of Smart Cities (ISSN 2624-6511).

Section Information

All cities in the world want to be recognized as “smart”. A smart city uses information and communication technologies to increase operational efficiency, shares that information with the public, and improves both the quality of government services and citizen welfare. A smart city also wants to become less car-dependent and, by extension, less oil-dependent; and wants to tackle such principal issues like air pollution, noise, deterioration of the livability of residential areas, local environmental and safety problems caused by transport and mobility. To be able to measure progress towards creating smart cities, a set of urban policy indicators are necessary. And moreover we need to think about what transformations are needed in which fields so that the future of urban mobility can fulfil the mobilities of the future.

Smart Cities serves as a platform to provide evidence-based theoretical and practical knowledge that contributes to solving or better understanding the problems of urban issues and formulating relevant policies for smart cities.

The primary aim of Smart Cities is to encourage urban researchers (being geographers, engineers, economists, sociologists, computer scientists, ...) to publish their theoretical and empirical research in connection to urban settings, smart cities and their related environmental issues.

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Use a navigation system to find the best route based on real-time conditions
  • Alert drivers of potentially hazardous situations in time to avoid crashes
  • Be guided to an empty parking space by a smart sign
  • Ride a bus that turns traffic lights green on approach
  • Detect and respond promptly to traffic incidents
  • Reroute traffic in response to road conditions or weather emergencies
  • Give travelers real-time traffic and weather reports
  • Allow drivers to manage their fuel consumption
  • Adjust speed limits and signal timing based on real-world conditions
  • Improve freight tracking, inspection, safety and efficiency
  • Make public transportation more convenient and reliable
  • Monitor the structural integrity of bridges and other infrastructure

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