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Dr. Huiming Yin
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The Open Mode Integrated Transportation System (OMITS) has been designed as an effective, convenient, dynamic and safe transit system making carpooling or vanpooling service available for metropolitan areas and inter-cities. OMITS forms a sustainable information infrastructure for communication within and between the mobile/ Internet network, the roadway network, and the users’ social network. It manipulates the speed gap between different types of the networks.

OMITS may produce the following benefits: 1. Increasing transit ridership for both public transit system and passenger cars; 2. Improving transit safety, security, and emergency handling by real-time system control; 3. Improving transit-operating efficiencies by reducing waiting time and number of cars; 4. Protecting the environment and promoting energy safety by reducing number of cars.