Integration between RTI and UTMC is still a limited affair. Although there are a number of ways in which the UTMC system might be integrated with an RTI system, at present integration is largely limited to bus priority.
Although bus priority is being implemented by Local Authorities, there seems to be quite a wide spectrum in the complexity of the integration. The complexity of the integration, unsurprisingly, determines the levels of guidance and support required. Where integration occurs locally, it appears that there is sufficient guidance available. However where integration occurs through a central UTMC computer, there are a number of areas which need to develop and RTIG can play a significant role:
- understanding the perspectives between each of the communities needs to be encouraged and facilitated;
- developing specifications which overcome the operational barriers inherent in the different needs of each community;
- developing specifications which address the transfer of complex data.