PSI Transcom has joined the Association Information Technology for Public Transport (ITxPT). As one of the leading providers of control technology solutions for local public transport, «the company will contribute its many years of experience in the design and implementation of highly available software systems and participate in the development of new standards», PSI points out in a press note.
PSI in the ITxPT group
PSI Transcom has been to date selected also in Berlin by BVG and in Munich by SWM. The system was successfully implemented in early 2020 and integrates, monitors and controls the charging infrastructure and coordinates the charging processes of the electric buses. Communication with the depot management system integrated in PSIebus takes place via the VDV interface 463 developed by PSI.
The aim of the members of the ITxPT association is to develop the IT architecture for public transport and other mobility services, based on standards and best practices. This enables open architectures, data accessibility, and interoperability between IT systems.
ITxPT group: focus on standardization of IT in public transport
ITxPT initially focused on standardizing onboard IT systems in public transport. The specification of the interfaces between vehicles and back office systems is now being advanced. An example of this is the transmission protocol for sensor and diagnostic data from the vehicles.
PSI Transcom points out it has been involved in associations and research projects for many years, working closely with IT partners. «The active cooperation and exchange with the community of the association makes it possible to follow current trends, implement innovative solutions and accelerate the development of new standards. In this way, the products can be better aligned to future needs and customers can be supported in strengthening their competitiveness», PSI says.