EU Bus System of the Future project details
The EBSF project spanned between 2008 and 2012, with a budget of 26 million Euros and was a part of EU’s 7th Framework Program. The project members counted a total of 47 companies, including the five leading European bus manufacturers, public transport authorities and universities.
The birth of the ITxPT standard
The EBSF project was also the foundation for the ITxPT (Information Technology for Public Transport) standard. Pilotfish was involved in the part of the project that addressed ITS standardization.
An Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) is an advanced application which, without embodying intelligence as such, aims to provide innovative services relating to different modes of transport and traffic management and enable various users to be better informed and make safer, more coordinated, and 'smarter' use of transport networks. Read more.
The main focus for the project was to stimulate standardization, with the aim to lower costs for onboard applications, to enable shared functionality, increase operational data quality, and to stimulate competition.