Informatics develops new uses for information technology in order to solve specific problems in areas as diverse as biology, fine arts, and economics. Informatics is also interested in how people transform technology, and how technology transforms us. (Source: Indiana University School of Informatics
ZOOM defines Transportation Informatics as:
“The research and application of information technology to solve transportation problems”.
Specifically, ZOOM is involved in using Transportation Informatics in areas such as:
- Data gathering and analysis from vehicles as part of fleet management, infrastructure management and traffic management
- Real-time traveler information to drivers via Rest Area technology platforms and in-vehicle telematics devices