Intelligent transport systems - Standards and actions necessary to enable urban infrastructure coordination to support Urban-ITS
|Publication Date:||1 October 2017|
|ICS Code (IT applications in transport):||35.240.60|
The scope of this project is to undertake a pre-study providing stakeholder mapping, framework identification, gap analysis and identification of standards and related actions required to address the urban infrastructure aspects: the provision of
a) multimodal information services;
b) traffic management;
c) urban logistics,
that are required to support the provision of Urban-ITS. Specifically, the scope of this pre-study is to produce a technical report that will (by December 2015), for each area, specifically address the standardisation requirements to meet the following technical challenges:
- stakeholder engagement;
- creation of (multimodal) transport datasets;
- multiple means of communication;
- urban logistics management;
- creation of urban-interurban interfaces;
- use of open standards, architectures and specifications;
- enable rather than prescribe or proscribe.
It is the intention that, while the formal deliverable of this pre-study will be a technical report, that the project team will also identify areas for draft 'New Work Item Proposals' (and justifications) for work items to fill the identified gaps, where those gaps can be filled by Standards deliverables, and that the pre-study will also consider and make recommendations for any other support measures that are considered important or essential in order for the successful implementation, management and support of Urban-ITS in an environment where this is an administration controlled and led activity and not a community-wide managed or controlled activity.
The pre-study report, in addition to its submission to the European Commission, shall be in a format suitable for adaptation to a European standardisation deliverable on Use Cases addressing the three areas of this request and highlighting their possible interdependencies. Specifically, a gap analysis identifying additional requirements and priorities for:
d) Architecture: high level proposals outlining the parameters for a European standardisation deliverable for Urban-ITS architecture integrating the three areas of this request and highlighting connexions or interfaces with surrounding ITS applications as well as compatibility or coherence with existing standards, technical specifications, data models.
e) Multimodal Information Services: Standardisation deliverables in support of new mobility services, such as car sharing, car-pooling, public bike sharing services, park & ride, bike & ride, etc. Alternative fuel infrastructure, including information on location and availability of stations, charging models and capacity at stations, (integrated) payment schemes, etc. A European standardisation deliverable on reference data model, common data dictionary and metadata structure for multimodal information services.
f) Traffic Management: Standardisation deliverables in support of European standards for: a set of traffic management measures (encompassing the necessary infrastructure / static road data, dynamic road status data, traffic data or traffic control data, weather data), a set of traffic re-routing, traffic prioritisation and access regulation measures including intersections management (supplemented by vehicle identification data). In particular, the different types of road user charging models set up in various cities as well as the modalities of shared use of dedicated lanes by different types of vehicles (e.g. freight, public transport, emergency vehicles) should be considered. European standards or European Standardisation deliverables on reference data model, common data dictionary and metadata structure for traffic management including access regulation.
g) Urban Logistics (Including parking management): Standardisation deliverables in support of European standards for: Intelligent parking for light vehicles, commercial vehicles and trucks. The option of extending existing technical specifications or profiles regarding parking or adapting them to the needs of the urban areas should be considered; loading bays information and reservation services for specific freight vehicles and logistic sectors. Standards and specifications proposed will need to address both infrastructure and vehicles (including vehicle and/or load identification where relevant). Moreover, the use of alternatively fuelled vehicles for urban logistics, and the options of their charging (e.g. during loading/unloading at the specific bays) should also be looked into. A European standardisation deliverable on reference data model, common data dictionary and metadata structure for urban logistics including parking management.
For each of the identified areas, issues to be addressed by the pre-study, as defined by the Terms of Reference, are:
h) Identify key stakeholders;
i) High level mapping for key identified stakeholders for later participation in deliverables specification and development;
j) Identifying the overall framework required for interoperability and interchangeability, particularly in respect of central communications architectures and centre-to-field communications (and providing use-case examples);
k) Identifying the systems and devices that could take advantage of common structuring and implementation guidelines;
l) Identifying barriers and constraints to the operation of the open single European market;
m) Identifying transitional and migration issues;
n) Providing a high level generic Concept of Operations for city/administration support for multimodal travel, traffic management and urban logistic aspects of Urban-ITS;
o) Identifying standards requirements to assist/guide/support
- Information level (standards and support measures for defining the meaning of data and messages);
- Application standards (to define the rules and procedures for exchanging information data);
- Communications transport standards (to provide specifications for common rules and procedures guidelines that cities and administrations may wish to consider adopting to exchange application data between point 'A' and point 'X' on a network);
- Subnetwork standards (to define the rules and procedures guidelines that cities and administrations may wish to consider adopting for exchanging data between two 'adjacent' devices over some communications media) Identifying existing standards and widely used technical means (such as DATEX II, XML, FTP, SNMP, SMTP, TCP, UDP, PPP, Ethernet, ASN.1, UTMC, OCA etc.);
p) Identifying standardisation gaps and providing a list of potential work items to be developed during the early tenure of the Standardization Request (CID) to support and enable cities and administrations to effectively implement Urban-ITS and to enable the functioning of the Single European open market in the Urban-ITS sector;
q) Identifying any other measures that would be a prerequisite to/or priority for the implementation of Urban-ITS to enable multimodal travel, traffic management and urban logistic aspects.