Open Standards Critical to Smart Transport Success
The intelligent transportation system category is one of the most pertinent subcategories of IoT in the smart cities market. One of the earliest projects in this area is the oneTRANSPORT project, which has emerged from Innovate UK’s integrated transport initiative. Recently, Computer Weekly published an article that takes a closer look at the project and its partnerships.
The article focuses specifically on two of the project’s eleven partners – Buckinghamshire Council and InterDigital Europe. David Aimson, project manager, Buckinghamshire Council, describes the project as a smart city solution for a suburban area. He explains that the council joined the project looking for a solution to merge and commercialize their datasets. The oneTRANSPORT project utilizes InterDigital's oneMPOWER™ standards-based platform to integrate fragmented datasets into a holistic application that can result in more efficient transport systems.
Rafael Cepeda, Senior Manager, InterDigital, dives into the importance of an open standards-based platform. IoT is built primarily on the concept of interoperability and the only way to create interoperable applications is through open standards. oneTRANSPORT seeks to enable interoperability beyond just big cities, but to suburban and rural communities as well. This is a critical advantage for partners such as Buckinghamshire Council who seek to commercialize data effectively. It allows for potential transport apps and services to extend beyond the Buckinghamshire borders and into neighboring territories resulting in better end user experience.
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