ITxPT WELCOMES KAPSCH, NEW PRINCIPAL MEMBER
Published on 06 April 2018
Kapsch has recently joined ITxPT as a Principal Member. Kapsch PublicTransportCom, a Kapsch Group company, is an international producer and supplier of intelligent infrastructure solutions for public transport operators and transportation…
ITxPT to present key results from EBSF_2 demonstrations at TRA 2018
Published on 04 April 2018
ITxPT is happy to invite you to the EBSF_2 Final Conference that will take place on 18 April in Vienna. Held in conjunction with the Transport Research Arena 2018 (16-19 April 2018), the conference will present the technological innovations tested…
CANGO joins ITxPT
Published on 29 March 2018
Beginning with March 2018 CANGO became one of the Associated Members of ITxPT and will continue development and implementation of standards for the IT-systems applied to public transportation. With the experience of more than 10 years in the…
RATP joins ITxPT as Strategic Member
Published on 26 March 2018
RATP, known as the “Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens” (in English : Autonomous Operator of Parisian Transports) is a state-owned public transport operator headquartered in Paris, France. The main mission of the RATP is to offer the…
TREMENDOUS INTEREST IN ITxPT AT IT-TRANS 2018
Published on 13 March 2018
ITxPT has spent 4 successful days in Karlsruhe in Germany during the IT-TRANS 2018 - International Conference and Exhibition. This year we hosted 92 participants from 40 member companies in the ITxPT Workshop #7, whereas our Open Seminar was…
The ITxPT Initiative is currently being set up by its Founding Members together with UITP, the International Association for Public Transport, following their agreement to further cooperate on the implementation of a working standard for plug-and-play IT-systems applied to public transport. An integrated test-bench offers services to specify, test, qualify and showcase IT solutions.
The IT architecture developed in the European Bus System of the Future project has paved the way to cost effective deployment of digital systems on board public transport vehicles and for backoffice applications, securing open environment and constant competition. This standard IT architecture for Public Transport specifies communication protocols and hardware interfaces to offer a full interoperability of IT systems in PT applications. Based on open technology, it gives the possibility to operators and organizing authorities to use public transport data anywhere in Europe through common mechanisms, standard rules and protocols. As from now, parts of these IT architecture specifications are included in CEN TS13149 standard which is in the scope of CEN TC278WG3SG1 standardization group. This IT architecture is suitable for buses, coaches and tramways.
OBJECTIVES OF THE ITXPT INITIATIVE
The mission of the ITxPT Initiative is to support the deployment of standards and practices for onboard plug-and-play of IT-systems for public transport and the relevant back-office features. The ITxPT Initative leads a joint effort to feed, support, promote and contribute to the evolution of the standard TS13149 parts 7/8/9. It will work closely with the CEN/CENELEC standardization group by providing returns of experiences from technical implementations on the ITxPT platform.
The ITxPT Initiative Members will have access to the ITxPT platform to test their devices and applications in real operational conditions, supporting the uptake of this plug-and-play solution. By limiting the risks during the integration stage, these tests will facilitate the deployment process in operation.
The ITxPT Initiative Members cooperate with the purpose of:
- Support the ITS purchasers, e.g. Public Transport Operators and Public Transport Authorities with the necessary specifications in order to achieve certified Plug and Play functionality when they purchase IT-systems for Public Transport use
- Share experience and best practices of the plug-and-play standard for public transport
- Support the evolution of the working standard towards its adoption within international common mechanisms, standard rules and protocols
- Maintain in operating conditions the testbench and implementing new evolutions and implementations
- Specify, test, qualify and showcase IT solutions on the testbench
- Cooperate in dedicated Working Groups and contribute to the Initiative's Members knowledge and expertise
- Coordinate the Initiative's Members submissions to the standardization process
- Provide a common strategy and implement policy actions on ITxPT issues