Intelligent Transport Systems

Intelligent Transport Systems

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) is at the heart of what keeps us safe in our city’s roads and tunnel systems. In land-scarce Singapore, ITS’ sophisticated traffic and control systems maximise road network efficiency capacity as well as monitor and manage  traffic flow.

The ITS infrastructure spans over 164 km of expressways and road tunnel systems, including the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE), Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE), Central Expressway (CTE), Fort Canning Tunnel (FCT) and Woodsville Tunnel (WVT).


Smart Mobility 2030 is jointly developed by LTA and the Intelligent Transportation Society Singapore (ITSS). It consolidates the perspectives from the Authority and the industry, paving the way for a more comprehensive and sustainable ITS ecosystem in Singapore in the coming years till 2030.

Smart Mobility 2030 outlines the broad strategies that are essential for the successful implementation of ITS initiatives and charts the key focal areas to meet transport challenges in a systematic and coordinated manner for a smarter future urban mobility.

 Read more about Smart Mobility 2030.


SAVI is a joint partnership between LTA and A*STAR to provide a technical platform for industry partners and stakeholders to conduct research and development (R&D) and test-bedding of AV technology, applications and solutions.

One of the focus areas under SAVI is to prepare technical and statutory requirements for future deployment of AVs in Singapore. Demarcated routes in one-north have been identified by LTA and JTC to support the testing of AVs by interested parties.

Read more about Singapore Autonomous Vehicle Initiative


How does ITS benefit motorists?

We rely on innovative infocomm and ITS solutions to make roads safer and keep traffic flowing smoothly. ITS allow timely dissemination of traffic information which is key to help motorists take the best route to their destinations. The ITS solution also plays a role in protecting the environment and contributes towards cleaner air and better quality of life for Singaporeans. This makes Singapore a more liveable city and gives motorists more pleasant journeys on the roads.

Read more about Real Time Traffic Information

ITS Network

Some of the vital components within the ITS network include:

ITSC Ops Centre

ITS Centre

Powered by an Operations Control Centre (OCC) which runs 24/7, ITSC monitors traffic with an array of intelligent transport systems and deploy ground recovery crew to assist motorists who are in distress. Real-time traffic advisory information are also provided to motorists through electronic message signs.

Read more about Intelligent Transport Systems Centre.



Provides an integrated and unified platform that centralises the management of all ITS including traffic signal control, traffic monitoring, incident management, tunnel and highway monitoring and provision of real-time traffic advisory information.

Expressway Monitorying & Advisory System

Expressway Monitoring & Advisory System (EMAS)

Monitors traffic along expressways, alerts motorists of traffic incidents and ensures swift response to these incidents.

EMAS Arterial

EMAS Arterial

A total of 10 major arterial road corridors with a combined road length of about 142-km will be fitted with EMAS Arterial capabilities by early 2014. Extending EMAS to the major arterial roads will manage traffic and guide motorists more effectively.

Junction Electronic Eyes

Junction Electronic Eyes (J-Eyes)

A system of surveillance cameras that monitor the traffic condition at major signalised junctions.

Green Link Determining System

Green Link Determining (GLIDE) System

Monitors, adjusts and optimises green time in an intelligent and adaptive manner to provide “green-wave” along main roads in response to changing traffic demand.



Uses taxis equipped with Global Positioning System as probes on the road network to provide motorists with information on the traffic conditions island-wide.

Green Man

Green Man+

Extends green man time for both the elderly and pedestrians with disabilities to cross the road.

Your Speed Sign

Your Speed Sign

Displays the real time speed of vehicles and alerts motorists that they are speeding.

Parking Guidance System

Parking Guidance System

Provides real-time information on parking spaces availability of shopping malls at major shopping belts in Marina Centre, Orchard and Harbourfront to reduce circulation of traffic in these areas.

Did you know

We’re also extending the GMP scheme to 500 more pedestrian crossings island wide by 2014. The GMP scheme will also be extended to include pedestrians with disabilities.


While you are on the road, if you experience heavy traffic flow or would like to report incidents such as vehicle breakdown or accidents, please contact the ITS Centre by calling 1800-CALL LTA (1800-2255 582)