The DATEX II model is growing in two directions: more depth in the existing functional parts and more functional parts. As a result the accessibility and applicability of the model might becoming a burden for new users.
Information Exchange needs arise from specific “Use Cases”, e.g. in Traffic Management or Traffic Information domains, the use of exchanged information to manage Road through ITS devices such as VMS or Lane Control Systems, Hardshoulder running etc. or delivery of information through different means. Widening of DATEX II domain leads to increase the “Use Case” domains for further uses other than TMS, such as Parking information, Navigation Information, and many others will come in the future by the increasing and widening of technologies.
We therefore invite you input your thoughts, suggestion and requirements for an enhanced use of DATEX which might contain aspects like
· more useful with added classes, attributes, changes to exchange etc.
· simplified use, simplified model, aggregations, pieces of the model (profiles), simpler technique for exchange, documentation, samples etc.
Remember that WE in the DATEX consortium provides and maintain the tool but YOU know how the tool should look like to be of use for your operations and business.
As a further explanation or inspiration there is an accompanied document, “BackgroundTo_DATEXRequirements” attached for your convenience. In the document scenarios are used as a way to describe the context and use of DATEX. But the scenarios in the document is no way complete.
Your requirements can be inserted here as additional messages, discussed with your known DATEX expert or mailed to the address below.
Bo Bjerkeholt, STA
Activity 6 leader