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Smart Cities and Homes by Petros Nicopolitidis, Mohammad S Obaidat

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Chapter 14

Smart transportation systems (STSs) in critical conditions

M. Cello*
C. Degano
M. Marchese*
F. Podda*    Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Naval Architecture Department (DITEN)— University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy    Research and Development Business Unit—Gruppo SIGLA S.r.l., Genoa, Italy

Abstract

In the context of smart transportation systems (STSs) in smart cities, the use of applications that can help in case of critical conditions is a key point. Examples of critical conditions may be natural-disaster events such as earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and manmade ones such as terrorist attacks and toxic waste spills. Disaster events are often combined with the destruction of the local telecommunication infrastructure, ...

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