METU Middle East Technical University

Name of the Member
METU Middle East Technical University
Name and Position of the Representative
Prof Dr. Mustafa İlhan GÖKLER
Director of METU BILTIR Center
Date of Membership
Founder
Telephone / Fax
+90 312 210 7200 / +90 312 210 7996
e mail
gokler@metu.edu.tr
Web
www.metu.edu.tr
Address
Üniversiteler Mahallesi Dumlupınar Bulvarı No:1 06800 Çankaya / Ankara
About Member
Since its foundation in 1956, METU has shown a leading support in all areas needed in the country; hence, took its place among the founding members of AUSDER, the leading organization in ITS in Turkey. In such a multidisciplinary area as ITS, METU has shown dedicated effort since 2012, and established the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Unit as the newest division of the METU BILTIR Research and Application Center including faculty members from all related fields at METU. The Unit made significant contributions to the ITS Strategic Document and Action Plan prepared by the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Telecommunications. Workshops were organized bringing different stakeholders of ITS (representatives of ministries, government institutions, local authorities and private sector) together. More recently, a dynamic intersection control system is installed to provide data for scientific research and an “Urban Transportation and Traffic Analysis Laboratory (UTTAL)” is established to monitor the traffic data as well as to conduct research for future urban ITS applications.