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Smartbus, the EBSF IT Architecture

Based on open technology, this platform gives the possibility to operators and organising authorities to use public transport data anywhere in Europe through common mechanisms, standard rules and protocols.

With the connection of all information systems (urban, suburban, regional or national transport networks) real-time multimodal passengers' information is now possible at the European scale and new public transport services can be developed infinitely from the common EBSF 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.

The EBSF IT architecture has been developed by the joint cooperation of 23 main European stakeholders, bus manufacturers, suppliers, public transport associations, operators and authorities.

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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