How ITS Factory works?
Developing intelligent transport requires the input of all parties involved in it. Participation in the activities of ITS Factory is open to all players in the field of intelligent transport, both nationally and internationally. The public sector maintains the organization, enables the usage of the transport infrastructure of the city region as a test environment, and produces and submits data via open interfaces. Solutions are either based on existing standards or those being worked upon.
Companies that sign the ITS Factory collaboration and partnership agreement develop, test, pilot, and productize intelligent transport solutions either on their own or in collaboration with the ITS Factory partners. These companies can be equipment suppliers for intelligent transport, vehicle manufacturers, information service providers, operators, or research and educational institutions, to name but a few. The New Factory innovation and enterprise incubator operates in close cooperation with ITS Factory.
New business opportunities
ITS Factory offers opportunities for pilot projects and experimentation. The public sector and private enterprises in this field can openly test and develop applications and evaluate their impact. Refining innovations into products and services creates new business. ITS Factory is investing into increasing the attractiveness of intelligent transport as a sector of industry. It also supports the internationalization and export opportunities of the involved companies.
ITS Factory offers tools for the development of intelligent transport services. Open data allows the development of new applications, products, and services. The close-knit development community promotes the utilization of open data.
>> ITS Factory Developer Wiki
ITS Factory offers its members the physical transport system of the Tampere City region as a testing environment. Information on the flow of vehicular transport and its status at any moment is gathered continuously from various sources. The status of public transport is monitored in real time. In addition, information on parking, pedestrians, and cyclists is available.
End user point of view
ITS Factory facilitates the testing of services and systems in order to make them meet the needs of the end-users – city residents, businesses, and the public sector. The Tampere City Region offers excellent opportunities for testing new intelligent transport solutions on end users.
ITS Factory Roadmap
ITS Factory roadmap collects information about intelligent transport solutions used by public sector and companies (e.g. schedules and interfaces). The ITS Factory Roadmap presents products and services offered by ITS Factory members. There are also short descriptions of research and innovation projects in which ITS Factory members are involved. New innovations will be updated on the Roadmap regularly.
>> Online Roadmap
ITS Factory offers its members a broad contact network in the field of intelligent transport. Among other things, it organizes events and seminars for those needing services and those offering them, produces market situation reviews, and promotes activities in the sector.
ITS Factory stresses the importance of standardization and facilitates the players in the field in open interface solutions. It unifies the operating models of buyers and sellers.