In Karlsruhe, EBSF participated in IT-TRANS 2012 which took place from 15th to 17th February 2012.
IT-TRANS is the international platform where decision-makers can discuss pioneering IT solutions that will make tomorrow's public transportation even more attractive and safe. Only the use of the latest information technology will keep public transport on the cutting edge of technology. Speakers from all over the world led sessions and presentations on relevant technological opportunities for the industry, discussing them in detail and generating new ideas for the future of public transport.
The EBSF IT Architecture, an intelligent and innovative transport solution
On the UITP stand, EBSF presented its IT architecture platform, based on open technology. Developed by the joint cooperation of 23 EBSF partners representing main European PT stakeholders, bus manufacturers, suppliers, Public Transport associations, operators and authorities, such a platform gives the possibility to use public transport data anywhere in Europe through common mechanisms, standard rules and protocols. This platform represents the on-board and back-office architecture of the bus system. Interoperable fleet management and multimodal information are made possible together with a cost-efficient and smart power management.
The EBSF test bench, the real life integration of EBSF IT architecture, was shown at the UITP stand. This virtual check proves the concept of an open architecture based on standard interfaces, communication protocols and installation rules. The result is an interoperable and multimodal platform based on Public Transport information systems.
The demonstration performed during IT-TRANS presented the main results of this EBSF IT architecture
The main goal of this kind of demonstration is to explain the standard mechanism used on the IT architecture to obtain an integrated and interoperable platform. Veolia Transdev and INIT showed some scenarri based on vehicle simulation, dynamic passenger information, advanced vehicles monitoring system and Multi Application Driver Terminal integrated in the dashboard.
The EBSF testbench proves the concept of an open architecture for Public Transport applications. It is a major innovation for the interoperability and multimodality of Public Transport networks based on integrated and shared information. EBSF is working closely with the CENTC278WG3 group in order to integrate the results of the project with existing European standards. The maturity reached the development and commitment of such a large set of partners is the most powerful answer to Public Transport needs for efficient information management and communication systems.
Specifications and and installation rules of the EBSF IT architecture will be available on www.ebsf.eu
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On UITP stand, IT-TRANS 2012, Karlsruhe
EBSF Test-Bench: EBSF-compliant bus architecture including dashboard built and tested in Nanterre, France.