Synopses & Reviews
Editors Thomopoulos, Givoni, and Rietveld present students,academics, researchers, and professionals working in a wide variety of contexts with a collection of academic papers and scholarlyarticles focused on information and communication technology (ICT) in the transport sector. The editors have organized the twelvecontributions that make up the main body of the text in four parts devoted to changing travel behavior through ICT for transport,threats and opportunities for ICT applications and sustainable transport, contemporary and future challenges to policies promotingICT for transport, and providing the framework of ICT for transport. Nikolas Thomopoulos is a faculty member of the London School ofEconomics and Political Science, UK. Moshe Givoni is a faculty member of Tel-Aviv University, Israel, Piet Rietveld is a former faculty member of VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are rapidly evolving and taking centre stage in everyday life in the 21st century alongside the increasing importance and value of information. This is particularly evident in the transport sector where ICT is greatly influencing our mobility and travel choices as well as travel experiences. With this background, this book provides evidence regarding the opportunities, threats, underlying principles and practical issues faced when deploying ICT for transport applications. By focusing on infrastructure, people and processes, the contributors to this book illustrate the challenges for academics, practitioners and policy makers alike through diverse case studies from across the world.