For almost a decade now, many hundreds of millions of Ecus have been spend in European programmes for R&D on Intelligent Transport Services and in particular on Road Transport Tetematics (RTT). The emphasis is now changing towards harvesting promising results by implementing ITS systems and creating ITS services. For implementation however, from an economics point of view, often European-scale markets are required in order to become financially interesting, while as seen from traffic authorities and end-users cross-border continuity and integration of services are success factors. This so far has not come naturally. System architecture frameworks are needed to help allow for those requirements and thus to lower the thresholds for implementation. Many European projects have already dealt with aspects of system architecture for RTT areas. Now, analogous to comparable developments in USA and Japan, the European Council has asked to extend those building blocks into a flexible, European framework architecture covering the whole RTT domain and its interfaces to other transport modes. This paper describes the KAREN project towards this open framework architecture, its aims and achievements so far. It will also touch on the acquisition of broad commitment, which will be essential to make an impact on the European ITS future. For the covering abstract see IRRD E102946.


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  • Accession Number: 00781341
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 89-950073-2-X
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 7 2000 12:00AM