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Monday, 19 June 2017

National ITS Architecture project completes stage 2

Austroads has now completed Stage 1 and 2 of the National ITS Architecture project by establishing Australia’s reference National ITS Architecture (NIA), its associated Framework and Roadmap for its further development.

To maximise its usability the NIA content has now been released in a number of industry standard file formats.

The National ITS Architecture provides a common approach for planning, defining, and integrating intelligent transportation systems and its development is listed as a priority action in the Policy Framework for ITS in Australia 2012 endorsed by Australia’s Transport and Infrastructure Council.

The architecture will enable Australian transport agencies and industry to deploy ITS in a consistent, interoperable way and deliver road safety, mobility and environmental outcomes for road transport users including private, freight and public transport modes.

Today Austroads published a report that maps FRAME content (European ITS FRAMEwork architecture) into the National ITS Architecture TOGAF model based on the findings of the initial enabling work project. The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is an industry standard enterprise architecture development methodology.

The high-level objectives of the project were to:

  • Validate the proposed FRAME to TOGAF mappings, confirming they are valid for all required FRAME content.
  • Map all FRAME content into the NIA repository as TOGAF compliant content which can then be made available to all NIA users, including State Road Authorities (SRAs) for use in ITS solution planning and design. 
  • Identify impacts on and updates required to the NIA Roadmap.

Intelligent transport systems (ITS) include: basic management systems such as car navigation, traffic signal control systems, variable message signs, automatic number plate recognition or speed cameras; monitoring applications, such as security CCTV systems; more advanced applications that integrate live data and feedback from a number of sources, such as parking guidance; and predictive techniques that allow advanced modelling and comparison with historical data.

For more details, see the project page.

Report and NIA content files: National ITS Architecture Stage 2 Module 2: Mapping FRAME Content to TOGAF

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