DETERMINING SMART INTERSECTIONS FOR SMART CITY APPLICATIONS USING MULTI-CRITERIA DECISION-MAKING TECHNIQUES
- 1Tokat Technical Sciences Vocational School, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Turkey
- 2Engineering Faculty, Geomatic Engineering, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey
Keywords: Smart City, Smart City Applications, Geographical Information Systems, Analytical Hierarchy Process, Multi-Criteria Decision Techniques, Smart Intersection
Abstract. Urbanization process occurs unprecedentedly all round the world. Increase in population accompanies energy need, environmental issues and transportation problems. In order to manage urban growth which causes complication and to enhance the quality of life, we need to find new solutions. During the recent years, smart cities which solve their problems become popular thanks to integration between reformed technology and expanding cities. Primarily, it requires that smart city should be effective spatially. Due to these reasons, to have an investment to the area of requirement properly is extremely important with regard to cost and recovery in order to benefit from smart city applications ultimately and also to achieve high efficiency from this high budget investment. In this study, the criteria affecting the location of the intersections where the smart intersection system will be applied according to the current situation in Kayseri province by using the multi-criteria decision making method were examined. With these effective solutions, smart transportation will provide high functionality and a more efficient flow. At the same time, this study will help decision-makers in planning and investments.