Module 1 - I101 - Using ITS Standards: An Overview
Webinar Chat Transcript

Date: May 16, 2011 @ 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

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Learning Assessment 1: What do you see as possible benefits of using standards?
Ease of maintenance.
Cheaper deployments. Interoperability of deployments.
Supports competitive bidding.
Makes testing easier.

Learning Assessment 2: What do you think are potential costs of implementing a standards-based system?
Problems with interface with legacy systems.

Learning Assessment 3: What do you think some of the most common technical challenges are?
Not enough skilled technical resources.
Institutional: reluctance to change the way things have always been done.

Learning Assessment 4: What lessons have you learned from your own projects?
Before installing PTZ cameras at intersections, be sure to beware of private property and their concerns in regards to privacy.
One of the lessons Learned: ICT (Information Communication Technologies) Eng and ITS Eng culture clash - Two different worlds.

Q: In slide 41 you show NTCIP 1206 doing traffic flow and traffic sensor control. I believe you mean NTCIP 1209.
A: It could probably be either. I think I did it correctly, but I could see 1209 being applicable, too.

NTCIP 1206 - Object Definitions for Data Collection and Monitoring (DCM) Devices: Specifies object definitions that may be supported by data collection and monitoring devices, such as roadway loop detectors.

NTCIP 1209 - Data Element Definitions for Transportation Sensor Systems (TSS): Object definitions that are specific to and guide the data exchange content between advanced sensors and other devices in an NTCIP network. Advanced sensors include video-based detection sensors, inductive loop detectors, sonic detectors, infrared detectors, and microwave/radar detectors.