CO-ORDINATION OF COMPUTERIZED SYSTEMS OF PLANNING, INFORMATION AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT. EXPERIENCES WITH THE BISON-PROJECT

SAMORDNING AV DATORISERADE PLANERINGS-, INFORMATIONS- OCH DRIFTLEDNINGSSYSTEM FOER KOLLEKTIVTRAFIK. ERFARENHETER AV BISON-PROJEKTET

Bison (betriebs-und informationssystem fuer den oeffentlichennahverkehr) is planned as a fully integrated and complete system of computer programs for planning and traffic management in German (frg) public transport companies. The system consists of a set of compatible programs arranged around a central data base. Some parts of the system are already in operation and others will shortly appear on the market, but the ambitious objective of creating a market dominance has not been reached. This is due to the rapid development of competing software on the public transport market and users' wish to choose their own supplier. The new situation emphasizes the need for standardization of data handling and storage but only if it does not favour certain software-manufacturers. Therefore the German public transport association (voev) wants to promote the development of a stricted, but generally accepted German standard for public transport data bases (oepnv datenmodell). The bison-project will make it possible to use the same set of basic data for different application programs. The 100% compatibility of the bison-system can not be achieved, but the user is free to arrange his own mix of programs and new products will get a better chance on the software market. The Swedish public transport association and the Swedish state railways have started to develop a common data base for public transport purposes. The German experience indicated that Swedish research and development in this field should target on: a) the technical development of generally accepted data base standards for public transport purposes, and b) the elaboration of an organizational framework for handling compatibility evaluation programs and standard development. The goal should be the creation of standards adapted to Swedish conditions. The development of the Swedish programme-software market is accelerated by international development. At the same time this development threatens the efforts to create a national data base uniformity. If there were similar principles for data base standards in many countries, the need for national modification could be reduced, as well as the risk for a market for "outsider-programmes".

  • Corporate Authors:

    Swedish Transport Research Delegation

    Sveavegen 166
    S-11346 Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • KAELLSTROEM, L
    • FOGELBERG, O
  • Publication Date: 1989

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18 p.
  • Serial:
    • TFK MINIRAPPORT
    • Issue Number: MR62
    • Publisher: TFK Institutet foer Transportiforskning

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00604903
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1991 12:00AM