THE ROLE OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN THE OPERATION OF ATT SYSTEMS

This paper presents and discusses a framework within which information management can be defined, within the European DRIVE programme. It emphasises some key issues that must be addressed, if transport users are to perceive the application of advanced transport telematics (ATT) as credible. The main findings of a Department of Transport (DTp) study of the information requirements of drivers are outlined, under the headings: (1) information used before a trip; (2) information used en route; (3) unmet transport and travel information (TTI) needs; (4) driver responses to new information systems; and (5) conclusions. A brief description is given of some significant advances in the technical development of TTI systems in DRIVE and within Scotland. The information management of TTI systems is concerned with collecting and processing data to obtain useful information, which must then be distributed to transport system users and operators. Key issues that must be addressed, to ensure that TTI systems make significant contributions, include: (1) institutional responsibilities; (2) legal aspects; and (3) commercial and competition issues. The private sector SCOTIA initiative addresses some of these issues in Scotland. For the covering abstract see IRRD 867900.

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00675103
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1995 12:00AM