Development of master’s curricula „Intelligent transport systems” - TIDCMAR
Intelligent transport systems – this is an integration of control, information and communication technologies with transport infrastructure. ITS covers all modes of transport and takes into account the dynamic interaction of all constituents of the transport system.
A transport system can be considered effective if it is capable of linking all sources of data in the system to produce valuable information. This information is the basis for control and management decisions which are made by transport users and operators. The potential of Intelligent Transport Systems lies in their wide variety of applications in different modes of transport.
Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are arguably the most efficient technology to solve modern transport problems, enabling more efficient and comfortable transport by providing timely information through communication technologies added to transport infrastructure and vehicles.
A key aspect of ITS, therefore, is the use of technology to achieve a tight and active interconnection, both between vehicles themselves, and between vehicles and other aspects of the transport system such as infrastructure, drivers and passengers.
Information about road conditions, such as traffic congestion, detours and accidents, can be passed to the users and other parts of the system in an efficient way in order to influence user decisions on the travel route and thereby to avoid potential traffic problems.
Applying the ITS requires relevant transport infrastructure, specialists, which could operate modern equipments of information and communication technologies.
Teachers of “Vehicles” chair of TIDCMAR being one of the partners of the project Erasmus+ “Intelligent transport systems: new ICT – based master’s curricula for Uzbekistan (INTRAS)” are actively participating in applying the ITS in Uzbekistan.
From the beginning of the project have been done a lot by participants from TIDCMAR. In particular, Dr. Khakimov made presentation about Tashkent institute of design, contruction and maintenance of automobile roads. He gave an onformation about history, staff, number of students, faculties and departments. Also he told about international relations of the institute and Tempus and Erasmus+ projects made at the institute. Then professor Mukhitdinov made presentation about Intelligent transport systems in Uzbekistan. They also actively participated in discussion of plan of further activities of the project.
They visited JSC „Toshshahartransxizmat” together with other partners of the project from Europe and Uzbekistan. They met there with application of ITS in practice in the city public transportation, discussed exisitng problems and ways of their decision.
On 1-2 June, 2018 there was a meeting at TIDCMAR with experts from Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (Austria) professors Kyamakya Kyandoghere, Chedjou Jean and PhD Patrik Grausberg and with professors from “Vehicles” chair of TIDCMAR professor A.Mukhitdinov and Sh.Khakimov. They discussed following questions concerning the project:
- Questions Market Study in Society for ITS.
- Analyses of the teaching techniques at partner universities.
- Analyses of the computer facilities at partner universities.
- Analyses of existing equipment related to ITS.
- Analyses of Quality Assurance
Especially they devoted attention to the courses on ITS, their volume, program providing on traffic simulation, virtual laboratory and laboratory base of the institute.
They were interested in enterprises, which support, apply ITS and which are customers of graduates of the curriculum ITS.
They gave their recommendations to develop curriculum on ITS.
In order to develop master’s curricula „Intelligent transport systems” the participants of the project fron TIDCMAR made a survey of degree programs of leading foreign universities such as: Politechnico de Torino, Technical university Dreden, International university of logistics and transportation in Wroclaw, Royal university of technics (KTH) and etc.
At present days a coordinator of the project from TIDCMAR Dr. Khakimov is at Technical university Dreden in Germany for traineeship. He met there the staff of the chair „Traffic management and process automation” Dr. Sven Froehlich to discuss master’s curricula „Intelligent transport systems”. Also he interested in activity of this chair, got acquaintance with ongoing projects related to regulating the traffic depending on the road condition and motion intensivity.
He signed a contract about collaboration with the “Institute of transport planning and road traffic”.
On 19-20 september, 2018 at Turin polytechnic university in Tashkent city held a conference „Experience in the creation and operation of automobile transport in a hot climate” where members of “Vehicles” chair are participated. At the conference professor A.Mukhitdinov, researcher U.Abdurazzakov besides problem of effective operation of commercial vehicles in hot climate condition, discussed also questions concerned master’s curricula „Intelligent transport systems” with professor A.Ivanov from Moscow state automobile-road institute.
Nowadays the project is on the step of completing the master’s curricula for ITS. Staff of the “Vehicles” chair have been preparing for the meeting of partisipants of the project, which will be held at Gdansk university of technology (Poland) on the end of October 2018, where the curricula and carried out work pakages of the project will be discussed.
INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT IN AUTOMOBILE TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT (Intelligent Transport Systems)
INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT IN AUTOMOBILE TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT (Intelligent Transport Systems)
Toshkulov A.H., Samatov Z.O.
Termez State University
The Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On Measures for Further Improvement of the Automobile Transport Management System", approved by the head of our state on March 6, 2018, noted that in recent years, there is a lack of full use of available opportunities and resources for the rapid development of the transport services industry, modernization of motor and advanced information and communication technologies, and intelligent transport systems are not properly introduced in the industry as well as it is pointed out that the potential of the country to increase export and transit of motor transport service is quite high but are not fully utilized.
In order to ensure implementation of these resolutions, measures are being taken to improve the automotive transport management system in our country, to ensure the safety of road transport, and to form and develop the market of motor transport services.
As a result of the increase in the population and living standards, there has been an increase in the traffic intensity across the country. Despite the fact that modern vehicles are equipped with super-technology, automobile management is still dangerous. As it is known, in big cities and highways with high traffic intensity, the likelihood of an emergency situation is high. This system is dependent on a large number of elements and it is difficult to avoid unpleasant situations unless measures are taken order to solve it. Nevertheless, there are always opportunities for positive change, which means that it is possible to overcome the misery and minimize the negative effects. However, this is a short-term, quantitative solution to the problem, which means it will not be possible to completely eliminate it because the number of cars will increase on the route. Therefore, this problem can be solved by the intellectual transport system (ITS) quality, in which the achievements of science and technology are used effectively. ITS achieves such efficiency through the integration of equipment, software and networks needed for data collection, processing and delivery for all road users.
ITS is a sophisticated engineering structure that is an innovative approach to modeling and transport flow management. It provides the maximum utilization of the transport network, enhancing the efficiency and safety of transportation, improving transport and user comfort, and providing immediate response to emergency medical care. As a result, a great deal of information and security will be provided to consumers, and the quality of interaction will be enhanced. In developed countries, such as the United States, Japan, Germany, France and China, these technologies have been widely used in transport management over 20-30 years ago.
At the same time, 6 higher education institutions of the Republic of Uzbekistan, including Termez State University, will also be trained on ERASMUS+ 586292-ERR-1-2017-1-RL-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP “Intelligent Transport Systems: New ICT based Master’s Curricula for Uzbekistan”.
The main objectives of the project are:
- to develop a new ICT based Master’s curricula for Uzbekistan;
- to create ITS laboratories on the basis of ICT;
- to establish links between universities and public enterprises;
- to create an infrastructure and system for the preparation of new generation ITT engineers. These engineers will be able to deal with issues of local and regional transport in public administration, industrial and private consumption in Uzbekistan.
The country’s efforts to train highly qualified specialists within the framework of the European standard and to implement ITS will definitely improve the potential of the country to increase export and transit of motor transport service.
This scientific and practical project plays a significant role in implementing the tasks outlined in the Presidential Decree No. 3589 of dated March 6, 2018 "On measures to further improve the automotive transport management system" and other normative and legal acts in the field.
The following works have been completed on the INTRAS project:
• A new master's program in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) has been developed and master's programs in this field have been organized at 6 Uzbek universities.
• Today, 145 students study at these newly established master's programs.
• The capacity of Uzbek universities in ITS has been improved.
• ITT laboratories were established on the basis of ICT in 6 universities of Uzbekistan.
• A 12-courses has been developed for Uzbek universities that meets EU standards.
• The project participating universities organized a scientific conference on "Current issues and prospects for the development of Intelligent Information and Communication systems" (November 2020, TUIT, Tishkent).
• The book “Intelligent transport systems master’s program for Uzbekistan” was published (May 2021, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland).
• Partnerships have been established between universities and public organizations / institutions / enterprises in field ITS.
• Infrastructure and system have been created to train a new generation of ITS engineers.
These engineers will make a worthy contribution to solving national and regional transport problems in Uzbekistan, as well as the development of public administration, industry and private enterprises.
INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS: NEW ICT - BASED MASTER’S CURRICULA FOR UZBEKISTAN – INTRAS (15/10/2017 – 14/10/2021)
INTRAS.pdf INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS (15/10/2017 – 14/10/2021)
INTRAS_book.pdf The INTRAS project handbook is developed