High level objectives

The high level objectives of the OPTIMA project is closely linked to the high-level goals of the Shift2Rail (S2R) programme, and the Shift2Rail Advanced Traffic Management System represented by the IP2 Technical Demonstrator (TD) 2.9 and CCA WA4.2 – I2M (Integrated Mobility Management) in particular. This strong link is set up due to the scope of the IP2 open call that OPTIMA responds to, which has determined and clearly stated the necessity to step into the overall development of TD 2.9 and WA4.2.

In this sense, although main High level Objective of OPTIMA are similar to the main objectives of TD 2.9 and WA4.2 they could be summarised in one main objective as the specification, design and development of a communication platform (Integration Layer) using standardised data structures and processes to manage the Communication/Data exchange between different services/clients and supporting TMS (Traffic Management System) applications connected to other multimodal operational systems.

In particular, it is important to highlight the essential contribution of the communication platform to the integrated demonstrator expected by the end of T.D 2.9 activity the main objective of which is the validation and proof of the targeted achievements of the new Traffic Management System with integration of status information from different services a platform will be established.