This article discusses some issues, that have arisen during the creation of the proposed Advanced Transport Telematic (ATT) architectures, and considers whether these architectures will be given an adequate opportunity. Two groups have been producing architectures for Integrated Road Transport Environment (IRTE) architectures: (1) the SATIN Task Force in Europe; and (2) IVHS America, which has produced four different IVHS architectures. Their different models are based on different interpretations of what an ATT system architecture is. SATIN recognises that a model can describe only an approximation to a system, and recommends using several architectural models, each describing a different aspect of the system. Relatively little is yet known about IVHS America's approach. It will be quite a long time before many IRTE systems will be built according to the new 'standard' architecture. However, several functions are already or soon will be available commercially, of which some can be expected to become 'de facto' standards because of their commercial success. There is a conflict between the European approach, to ensure that products conform to agreed standards, and the de facto standards favoured by US and Japanese philosophies. For the covering abstract see IRRD 867908.

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  • Authors:
    • Jesty, P H
  • Publication Date: 1994


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  • Accession Number: 00675120
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1995 12:00AM