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Fintraffic’s operating environment: networked traffic

All components of the transport system are producing more data than ever before, and at an ever-increasing rate.  

Aircraft and drones, cars, trains, ships, digital displays, weather measurement instruments, traffic control, maintenance, and transport service providers and users are all starting to engage in closer dialogue. This change will require improved data transfer capabilities within the transport system.  

As the number of data-producing elements increases, we need rules and compatible, high-quality interfaces that will enable data to flow smoothly between all of the various components of the transport system, thereby enabling:  

  • data processing  

  • the development of new service solutions 

  • safer, smoother, more efficient and lower-emission traffic 

  • better services for end users 

  • the optimisation of infrastructure investments and maintenance 

  • a growing transport market.  

Using smart services, their supporting systems and open data will enable us to reduce accidents, shorten travel times, facilitate connections, reduce traffic emissions and save taxpayers’ money. In that world, more trains will be able to use the same section of track; traffic lights will be able to combat congestion; trucks, trains and ships will regulate their speed in an economical manner; ridesharing will be commonplace in both cities and sparsely populated areas; and shipments of goods will be sent affordably and efficiently from inland factories to international customers.  

This will also give rise to a pioneering domestic market that will provide a good place to learn about and develop services for quickly growing international markets, in fields such as logistics, passenger transport or IT systems.