Open telematic platforms offer the possibility of integrating Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) components by allowing service providers and equipment manufacturers to test, upgrade or demonstrate their products, services, equipment and standards free of charge. SMITH provides such a platform helping to guarantee that adopted solutions comply with existing and emerging European standards.
Testbed contributes to ITS standards
The quality manager of the IST programme funded SMITH project, Angela Spence, points out that the aim was not to create a platform as a product, but to provide the necessary support to enable its use for demonstration purposes or as a testbed. By incorporating only standard interfaces clients know they are complying with European standards when using the platform. In this way it can used as a certification platform for testing their prototypes and with the added bonus of live data (from the city of Turin), they have easy access to a real context, rather than laboratory conditions.
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