National Technology Initiative: Social Reflections and Türkiye's Future

National Technology Initiative in Transportation: Intelligent Transportation Systems

One of the development indicators of a country is transportation infrastructure and investments in transportation. Especially in the last 20 years, Türkiye has made very significant investments in transportation infrastructure and supported these investments with domestic and national technologies. Our country, which has made very significant investments in highway, railway and airway transportation in the last 10 years, aims to develop this in seaway investments in the coming years. In this study, the investments made by the country in the 21st century in the fields of transportation in general and Intelligent Transportation Systems in particular and the domestic and national technologies used by Intelligent Transportation Systems have been examined. In other words, it is aimed to analyze Türkiye’s domestic and national transportation technology move in detail, based on the domestic and national transportation technology products developed by the domestic supplier companies working here, not by the model of the investments and by whom. In our country, which used imported technology more in Highways, Bridges, Tunnels, Urban Traffic Management and Control Systems, Rail Systems, Civil Aviation, Maritime Transportation, Micro Mobility, Web and Mobile and similar applications until the 2000s, after 2000s’ domestic and national technologies in these areas were used more. Türkiye tries to reach a level that can compete with the leading countries of the sector such as Korea, Japan, Germany and the USA. Our country, which has made considerably large investments in the field of transportation in the world, will be among the first 20 countries in international competition. In the coming years if it continues this momentum for its Intelligent Transportation Systems investments which is pointed by all investment data and international foresight reports. The national technology initiative made in the defense industry can be given as a positive example in this sense.

Necla Tektaş, Mehmet Tektaş
DOI: 10.53478/TUBA.978-625-8352-17-7.ch18