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.

Duel: a technological proposal to manage complex situations

The IMA and Traffic Over Voice platforms use an expert system to respond effectively to all TIC needs.

The activity of anomaly detection of data and information is entrusted to an expert system, according to defined rules, in agreement with ICT managers and security workers on the territory.

The IMA platform adopts the new DATEX II Dictionary, in accordance with the provisions of the European Commission, which offers a wide scope for describing the event and simplifies its geo-referencing.

IMA also allows simultaneous use of different road graphs and graphs of means of transport and simplifies the correlation between road events and the impact they have on transport services.

Automated conversion of format of information, for the different distribution channels (text, voice, and video) with the preparation and sending out of sync, happens according to the rules assigned to an expert system, for use by different users: the local authorities of the P. A., other ICT national ICT regional, radio, TV, citizens.

Finally, the platform service Traffic Over Voice processes in real time large volumes of FCD, reported to city streets and available in the major western countries. It also generates traffic information or alerts, integrated into the database and managed in a manner consistent with other events detected on the territory.


Implementation of the new CCISS Information System at the Ministry of Transport

For the Road Safety Information Coordination Center, Duel developed and customized the software modules of the IMA info-mobility platform with integration into the Oracle environment. We are responsible for the administration activities and for the technical and evolutionary maintenance of the platform.

For the CCISS, Duel has also designed, installed and supervised the setting up of a television and radio studio for broadcasting services.

Migration to DATEX II

Duel provided the services for the migration of CCISS Information System to the DATEX II standard, a dictionary for the description of mobility events recommended by the European Community to all bodies responsible for the dissemination of information that have an impact on road safety.