RESEARCH ARTICLE


Intelligent Transportation Systems along with the COVID-19 Pandemic will Significantly Change the Transportation Market



Yair Wiseman1, *
1 Department of Computer Science, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 52900, Israel


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* Address correspondence to this author at Department of Computer Science, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 52900, Israel; Tel: +972-3-9364746; E-mail: wiseman@cs.biu.ac.il


Abstract

Background:

Reducing human presence in vehicles and transportation infrastructure is a common concept of Intelligent Transportation Systems and COVID-19 guidelines. However, the motivation for the reduced human presence is different. Intelligent Transportation Systems aim to improve transportation services with innovative technologies that can replace human handling and supervision. In contrast, COVID-19 guidelines aim to make the transportation means less busy, because a busy bus or a busy train means more opportunities for potential infection of passengers.

Objective:

The study aims to explain how the transportation market will be changed and why these changes are going to take place.

Methods:

The paper analyzes the current situation with its pros and cons and evaluates the ways in which the Intelligent Transportation Systems and the COVID-19 pandemic will affect this situation. A case study is also considered.

Results:

Intelligent Transportation Systems and the COVID-19 pandemic are two major factors in the transportation market that will significantly change the transportation means we know.

Conclusion:

It seems that the influence of the intense Intelligent Transportation Systems development and the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is still underestimated by many governments; hence they continue to invest in traditional transportation instead of moving forward for a new generation of transportation.

Keywords: Intelligent transportation systems, COVID-19, Public transportation, Passengers, Pandemic, Infection.