Statistical Analysis Level
Description / objective
This functional area involve use of the data generated by the various transport functions and uses them to provide fundamental inputs to management information system and business process improvement. The domains covered include legal and service compliance; financial reporting; consumption monitoring; and incident analysis.
Intelligent transport systems are both driven by and generate data, and the output data from one application may also act as the input for another or enable ITS-facilitated functions.
Advantages and cautions
The challenge is to get the systems to communicate with each other, share data and commands, and hence to integrate a wide range of systems and technologies so that they can work together effectively. This is the role of system architecture and data models that are covered in the Design section of the ITS Program Guidance notes.