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EBSF Service Oriented Architecture

The EBSF IT architecture is integrated on a test bench in Nanterre, France. This platform represents the on-board and back-office architecture of the bus system. Advanced scenarios of bus in operation are tested through simulations and in real operational conditions. Five of the seven EBSF Use Cases, Bremerhaven, Brunoy (Paris), Budapest, Madrid and Rome have already validated applications of dynamic and multimodal passengers' information or telediagnostic.

EBSF is working closely with the CEN TC278 WG3 SG1 subgroup* in order to integrate the results of the project with existing European standards. EBSF will provide CEN with the requirements for common European interfaces (hardware) as well as rules of consumption for equipments.

The EBSF IT architecture has been developed by the joint cooperation of main European stakeholders, bus manufacturers, suppliers, Public Transport associations, operators and authorities. The maturity reached by the development, and commitment of such a large set of partners is the most powerful answer to the Public Transport needs for efficient information management and communication systems.

EBSF is an initiative of the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. Starting in September 2008, EBSF is a four-year project with an overall budget of 26 million Euros (16 million co-funded) and is coordinated by UITP, the International Association of Public Transport.

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* Group dedicated to public transport in the European Committee for Standardisation.