Course detail

Informatics in Traffic - seminar

ÚSI-EDINFAcad. year: 2019/2020

The course focuses on ITS issues, their principles, functions and possibilities of their use in accordance with current trends.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Upon successful completion of this course, the graduates will be able to define the problems of the use of informatics and ITS in transport. They will be able to interpret and apply the acquired knowledge and skills in practice, especially when assessing and evaluating real traffic situations. Thay also be able to participate in proposals for appropriate measures to address them.


Not requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

KŘIVDA, V. : Dopravní telematika, VŠB - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2005, ISBN 80-248-0767-X (CS)
KŘIVDA, V. : Dopravní telematika II.., VŠB - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2007 (CS)
firemní materiály, prezentace výrobců, vlastní skripta. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching is carried out through lectures that consist of interpretations of basic principles, methodology of given discipline, problems and their exemplary solutions.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Semestral work themed at usage of information technology in transport company.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction - basic concepts, operating systems and application software
2. Computer networks and modern data transmission systems - principles, properties, possibilities of use
3. Transport telematics and its applications
4. Transport telematics - technology, principles
5. Current trends in transport planning using ITS
6. Sophisticated traffic management in cities
7. Public transport and ITS
8. Intelligent motorways and control of line routes
9. Provision of information to passengers, vehicle and stationary systems
10. Vehicle tracking systems - technology, solutions, GPS systems, electronic toll
11. Automated detection of excesses in road transport
12. Transport security using ITS
13. Prospective trends and visions in ITS


The aim of the course is to teach students how to use acquired skills about information technology, especially ITS in traffic planning and management.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance in seminars checked with attendance list.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EID_P Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer