IVU JOINS ITXPT AS PRINCIPAL MEMBER
Published on 17 May 2018
Berlin-based IT Specialist broadens commitment to the standardisation of IT systems for public passenger transportation. IVU hopes to champion the introduction of international standards alongside other industry representatives. IVU was…
LIT TRANSIT and NETTBUSS are new ITxPT members
Published on 08 May 2018
ITxPT is happy to welcome on board two new Associated Members: LIT Transit and Nettbuss. LIT Transit, providing intelligent transportation solutions to public transport agencies and cities around the world, has recently joined the Association in…
ITxPT welcomes two new members: SKYSS and SESALY
Published on 30 April 2018
Skyss has recently joined ITxPT as a Strategic Member, whereas Sesaly became one of the ITxPT Associated Members. Skyss is a Norwegian administration company for public transport in Hordaland county, including Bergen, Norway’s second largest…
R2P joins ITxPT
Published on 26 April 2018
r2p has recently joined the Information ITxPT as an Associated Member. r2p has been working on improving public transport since its founding in 2009. While in the beginning of the company’s history the focus was on producing hardware components…
Kentkart joins ITxPT
Published on 23 April 2018
ITxPT welcomes on board a new Associated Member – KENTKART. Founded in 1998, Kentkart’s mission is to develop modern, fast, punctual, easy and secure information technologies and systems in order to meet the needs and expectations of public…
The ITxPT Association was 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 ASSOCIATION
The mission of the ITxPT Association 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 Members 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 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 Association's Members knowledge and expertise
- Coordinate the Association's Members submissions to the standardization process
- Provide a common strategy and implement policy actions on ITxPT issues