The New Zealand intelligent transport systems (ITS) framework architecture was developed between 2007 and 2010 by Hyder Consulting Ltd for the NZ Transport Agency. It forms the basis on which to describe best practice development of a full ITS architecture for New Zealand consisting of a reference architecture, logical architecture and physical architecture. This will include a range of major national and significant regional level systems.
Intelligent transport systems (ITS) are defined by the International Standards Organisation as:
The application of information technology, communications technology, and sensor technology, including the Internet (both wired and wireless), to the general challenges and opportunities of surface transportation.
This report provides the first step in developing national ITS reference, logical and physical architecture. It compares international examples of ITS architecture and describes some ITS components (data capture and ITS services) currently in use or likely to be in common use in New Zealand during the next decade. Hence we refer to this report as a framework for a national ITS architecture. The framework is aimed at improving alignment of all stakeholders and enhancing a common understanding of what is involved in an ITS architecture.