Managing high traffic at border crossings necessitates secure, efficient technologies. Sensors monitor vehicles entering and exiting the queue and relay that information to a traffic management center. While there are often limitations with video cameras and radar sensors, 3D light detection and ranging (LiDAR) sensors — such as those installed in self-driving cars — can […]
Center for International Intelligent Transportation Research
Research recently completed by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s (TTI’s) Center for International Intelligent Transportation Research (CIITR) demonstrated the potential usefulness of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and satellite images, combined with artificial intelligence (AI), for improving accuracy of border travel time estimates in extreme queuing conditions. The land ports of entry (LPOEs) at the U.S.–Mexico […]
Researcher’s with TTI’s Center for International Intelligent Transportation Research recently published two reports based on center-sponsored research. Evaluation of Ambulance Cross-border Operations | Cross-border travelers across the U.S.–Mexico border often experience delays due to international security and customs concerns. However, medical emergencies require expedited travel through land ports of entry to save patients. Researchers examined […]
Leaving your keys on the counter, you shut the door and head out for the new bus rapid transit (BRT) station. The sun is warm on your skin. Your muscles warm as you walk. A little footwork on days like today beats sitting in traffic congestion or waiting for what seems like forever on the […]
For the international economy to thrive, economic development can’t stop at national borders. Facilitating growth requires moving goods efficiently from one country to another, which in turn requires a vital, robust transportation system. In 2006, the Texas Legislature established the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s (TTI’s) Center for International Intelligent Transportation Research (CIITR). Through applied research, […]
Research findings from TTI’s CIITR staff often provide the foundation upon which stakeholders build new opportunities for improving and expanding international trade and tourism.