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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an automatic identification method that relys on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID tags. An RFID tag is an object that can be attached to or incorporated into a product, animal, or person for the purpose of identification. RFID tags contain silicon chips and an antenna. Passive tags require no internal power source, whereas active tags require a power source. Currently, the Institute of Transportation has several ongoing projects to evaluate the feasibility of adopting RFID into the traffic management area regarding road and air transport.
Urban traffic control systems (UTCS) are part of traffic management, and integrate and co-ordinate traffic signal control to control traffic flows on the road network. UTCS can be used to obtain better traffic performance from a road network by reducing delays to vehicles and the number of stops.
Highway capacity analysis is a project for evaluating the service situation of traffic facilities by relative traffic models and characteristics. The purpose of this project is to provide an objective methodology to find out the operating problems of the facilities. So, the key point of this project is not to estimate the capacity of the facilities but to evaluate the level of service of the facilities. The results of the evaluation may be used as references of the management strategies planning or traffic impacts evaluation.
Integrated transportation planning forms the primary basis for government decision-making on transport policy and infrastructure development projects. The scope of this project includes both passenger and freight transportation. It encompasses international, inter-island, inter-city, and urban area transport systems as well as by mode, highway, railway, aviation, and marine transport systems. After collecting the basic social economic data, an integrated transportation planning model is developed. Moreover, the supply and demand evaluation can be carried out by the forecasting of the travel demand on transport systems. The model and its forecasts can be employed to review the effectiveness of transport policy and the function of various transport systems in the Taiwan Area. They can also support the establishment of future development plans for each transport system.
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are the integration of the information, communication, electronic, control, and management technologies in the application of transportation hardware and software, such as promoting the automatic operation management of the transportation system and the service quality of transportation service.
To facilitate the realization of the vision of “developing sustainable transportation and pursuing the healthy nation”, we will plan the comprehensive transportation policy in accordance with the idea of sustainable development. To save energy consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the transportation sector has proposed the three following policies:
  1. Developing the green transportation system.
  2. Mitigating the usage and growth of automobiles and motorcycles.
  3. Improving the energy efficiency of transportation systems.
  1. Mechanical factor: aircraft and its design, assembling, examination, and maintenance
  2. Human factor: personnel don't operate appropriately or are not familiar with their work.
  3. ATC factor: personnel and facilities of air traffic control (ATC) are the factors that influence aviation safety
  4. Weather factor: aircrafts rely on the atmosphere to fly. Understanding aviation meteorology is an important factor to prevent aircraft crashes.
  1. Road factors: design standards, construction quality, traffic control facilities, pavement condition, and traffic situation.
  2. Vehicle factors: vehicle parameters and mechanisms, vehicle age, and vehicle maintenance.
  3. Human factors: response time, vision and auditory capabilities and abilities, stable-feeling, usual practices, driving skills, age, and impairment caused by fatigue, drinking, drugs, or diseases.
  4. Environment factors: temperature, weather condition, heavy fog or light fog