The traffic congestion has become a worldwide problem. The current solution is to make the transportation become smart. The origin and definition of smart transportation was expounded and the basic architecture of smart transportation was discussed. A new definition human-like transportation system based on smart transportation, similar to human body system, was put forward to establish the future transportation, which included receptors and nervous system, immune system, endocrine system, respiratory system, etc. This paper was aimed at providing an efficient development direction for the future transportation.
Papers Presented at the 2018 37th Southern African Transport Conference 9-12 July 2018 Pretoria, South Africa. Theme "Towards a desired transport future: safe, sufficient and affordable".