National Traffic Information Centres
Responsibilities and objectives
The main objective of a Traffic Information National Center (ICT) is the acquisition, cataloging, and distribution to institutions, businesses and citizens of data and information relating to events and road times road. This objective often extends to include maritime, air and rail transport events.
A phenomenon with an indeterminate duration is an event that causes inconvenience or reduction of mobility in the territory.
It is detected by several possible “actors” (citizen, local police, Street police, rescue vehicles) and updated according to timing related to the evolutionary dynamics of the event.
Thus, data and information overlapped, and in different formats, reach the TIC until the end of the event.
It is evident that this picture is further complicated in the presence of nearby events in spatial or temporal terms, or even when the event has a progressive spatial impact.
In these latter cases, the ICT must understand which event to relate the information received by the various operators present at the event, or what is the correct temporal sequence of the events, which follow in the event according to the information sent by different operators at different times.