Developing a New Technical Framework For End-To-End ITS

Most passenger transportation organizations that have implemented or are implementing intelligent transportation system (ITS) technologies are faced with challenges that their technology infrastructure does not allow them to address. These include supportability, adaptability, usability, configurability, interoperability, reliability, longevity and, of course, cost of ownership. These issues frequently arise because the solutions are based on decades old, proprietary technologies that have been modified in an ad hoc manner as needs dictated. What is required today is an ITS system that addresses the current operational needs of the transit industry and smoothly adapts to the ever-changing technologies of advanced transit systems. To deliver this kind of flexibility and adaptability, an ITS must begin with an open, standards-based architecture, specifically one based on Web services and XML protocols for communication. This kind of platform makes configuration of all components of the system easier, including the core services, the user workstations and the mobile devices such as driver display units. The underlying technology also results in enhanced system functionality for back office planning systems, control center or dispatch systems, and the in-vehicle technologies used by operators and passengers alike.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: CD-ROM; References;
  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01016285
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 12 2005 10:31AM