Engineering Architecture & Transportation Standards

Course Info

Code IND03-108

Duration 5 Days

Format Online

Course Summary

Transportation systems are an incredibly vital aspect in modern society, and a vast number of systems are used every day by organisations and the public. To ensure these systems function correctly, it is important to assess their architecture and compare the features and processes to transportation standards.

The transportation standards were established as a guideline for all transportation systems to guarantee they can work harmoniously with one another. Furthermore, these systems must be accessible to any organisation or individual that wishes to utilise them, and the system must be completely safe.

While traditional systems have been successful for many years, there will forever be a change in customer demands. As technologies are continuously advancing, there has been a rise in popularity of intelligent transportation systems. Intelligent transportation systems are quickly becoming the new standard of transportation, as these systems are more cost-effective, reduce negative environmental impacts and are increasingly more reliable for health and safety.

Before integrating an intelligent system, it is important to understand their architecture and processes in comparison to traditional systems, and design an effective way to merge traditional standards to upcoming ones.

  • To understand the vitality of architecture and transportation standards.
  • To identify the needs and demands of consumers and stakeholders.
  • To analyse current transportation architecture, location faults and implement solutions.
  • To advance existing architecture utilising new technology with the goal of creating a more cost-effective and safe system.
  • To review the trend of architecture and transportation trends.
  • To examine intelligent transportation systems and how they are becoming the new standard.
  • To assess intelligent transportation systems and their advantages and disadvantages.
  • To utilise the inter-dependencies of components to simplify the data exchange within systems.

This course is designed for anyone with the responsibility of managing transportation systems, or those who desire to integrate intelligent systems to current systems. It would be most beneficial for:

  • Civil Engineers
  • Urban Planners
  • Project Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Architects
  • Strategic Development Managers
  • Traffic and Transport Engineers

This course uses a variety of adult learning styles to aid full understanding and comprehension. Participants will review case studies of existing transportation systems to highlight how they follow standard practices, and to assess how they may be adapted into intelligent transportation systems.

They will be provided with all the necessary tools and equipment required to partake in the learning exercises. Combined with presentations, group discussions, practical demonstrations and video materials, participants will have ample opportunities to develop their knowledge on the taught content. Furthermore, they will be able to practise the associated practical skills while completing the supplied case study.

Course Content & Outline

Section 1: Introduction to Transportation Systems
  • Describing what a transportation system is.
  • What transportation often involves.
  • The advantages and disadvantages of existing systems.
  • The evolution of transportation systems.
  • Common issues and challenges systems face due to changing consumer demands.
  • To plan, design and implement system changes to improve efficiency and safety.


Section 2: Intelligent System Architecture
  • The history of intelligent transportation systems.
  • Concepts, principles, and functions of an intelligent system.
  • Key features of intelligent transport system architecture.
  • Comparing the similarities and differences between enterprise and intelligent system architecture.
  • Monumental technologies that have led to advanced intelligent systems.
  • Utilising the Open Group Architectural framework (TOGAF) when designing a system.


Section 3: Intelligent Transportation Standards
  • The necessity of standardising intelligent transport systems.
  • How standards are evolving from traditional systems to advanced, technology-based systems.
  • Common configurations found in intelligent systems.
  • The various types of intelligent transportation system processes and standard frameworks.
  • The system telecommunication infrastructure – V2V and V2I data exchange.


Section 4: Virtualization of Intelligent Systems
  • Understanding what virtualisation is.
  • How virtualisation is relevant within intelligent transportation systems.
  • Layers of system infrastructure and virtualisation benefits.
  • Concepts and principles for intelligent systems.
  • The importance of modelling and simulating potential system designs.
  • The consequences of poor virtualisation when attempting to implement an intelligent transportation system.


Section 5: Architecture Design within Transportation Systems
  • Integrating intelligent designs when planning new transportation systems.
  • Merging intelligent system features to existing systems.
  • The importance of maintaining high standards of risk management throughout.
  • Prioritising health and safety.
  • Reacting swiftly and appropriately in emergency situations.
  • Consistently monitoring performance throughout all development stages and post-implementation to ensure efficiency and safety.
  • Intelligent systems as the future of multimodal transportation systems.

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