ITS Vienna Region
ITS Vienna Region is the cooperative telematics project founded by the three federal provinces of Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland and embedded in the public transport association Verkehrsverbund Ost-Region (VOR) in the year 2006. ITS Vienna Region is financed by contributions it receives from the three federal provinces, contracts and research projects.
The overall aim of ITS Vienna Region is to make traffic more environmentally friendly, more flexible, more efficient and safer using intelligent transport systems and high quality information.
ITS Vienna Region collects up-to-date traffic data, uses this date to draw up real-time traffic situation reports, supports the federal provinces in their traffic management as well as administration and is involved in numerous research projects. ITS Vienna Region has been operating AnachB since 2009.
Strong Partners for Comprehensive and Up-to-date Information
ITS Vienna Region works closely with its numerous data partners, factors in the transport system as a whole and, being a project financed by public funds, places particularly high demands on data quality, data protection and objectivity:
ASFINAG, ÖBB, Wiener Linien, the police, the traffic information centre of Austrian broadcaster Ö3, Carsharing.at, the taxi companies 31300, 40100 and 60160, Citybike Vienna and all departments within the federal provinces administration are all data partners.
Intelligent Transport Systems for the Vienna Region
Intelligent transport systems (ITS) make use of information technology and telecommunications to record, process and use digital data in transport. ITS services include route planners, navigation systems, real-time information directly at the stops or information on traffic and parking situations.
More than 75% of all EU inhabitants now live in cities or their suburbs, tendency increasing. For transport policy, this throws up very special challenges and objectives:
- Optimal access to locations, centres and regions must be warranted
- Public space must be put to use efficiently
- Traffic information must be reliable and easy to use
- Basic services must be equally available to all transport users
- Urban mobility must be networked, dynamic and flexible by offering alternatives
- The traffic environment need to be ecological, economically efficient and socially just