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Intelligent and efficient travel management for European cities

The In-Time concept

In-Time defines a general, pan-European technical service infrastructure to support the efficient provision and operation of Multimodal Real Time Traffic and Travel Information (RTTI) services to road and transport users.

The interoperability between different systems and data/service sources is the key aspect of the In-Time infrastructure. This is achieved through a Service-Oriented, distributed Architecture (SOA) where nodes – content and service providers – are inter-connected via a B2B, Multi-standard, Commonly Agreed Interface (CAI) defined on the basis of EU open standards in the domain of ITS, geo-spatial data and Web Services.

Based on the CAI, In-Time provides a way to enable easy access to and use of essential contents and services underlying multi-modal travelling, including  individual traffic, public transport, weather, location based services, flight, freight and intermodal journey planning.

Who can benefit from In-Time?

In-Time is conceived to facilitate the cooperation between local content/service providers  – e.g. Local Authorities, Transport Service Operators, etc. – and Traffic Information Service Providers (TISPs) in the provision of value-added RTTI services to travellers.

The In-Time CAI enables standardised access to local RTTI services and information provided by Regional Data/Service Servers (RDSS) in any city or geographical  area implementing In-Time. By using the In-Time access layer, TISPs are able to access local data and services via a standardised interface bundling all transport information in the area, and exploit these to offer enhanced services to the road and transport end user.

How to become an In-Time follower

Organisations such as Traffic Control Centres, Public Transport operators, private service providers, local authorities etc. who are able to provide information or services related to a city in the domain of traffic and transport can bring the city itself to become an In-Time follower as long as the In-Time B2B Commonly Agreed Interface is used for such provision of data and services.


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