Montreal, January 12, 2022 – Trunexa Inc. has announced that it has joined Information Technology for Public Transport (ITxPT) as an associate member. ITxPT is a Belgium-based association that enables interoperability between IT systems in Public Transport by offering public specification of IT architecture based on standards with open interfaces for on-board, over-the-air, and back-office IT systems.
The ITxPT was established in 2013 under the guidance of the Union Internationale des Transports Publics (UITP), an international association of public transport. The interoperability offered by ITxPT means a lowered entry threshold for new suppliers and start-ups like Trunexa that can now establish themselves as active participants on the market. This encourages innovation in ITS, and the creation of more cost-effective solutions. With the standardization of hardware, protocols, and data formats, the focus of innovation turns to services. ITxPT’s role in the public transport industry can be compared to what e.g., Android, Bluetooth, and USB have meant for consumer electronics.
The members of ITxPT share best practices in the implementation of solutions, the evolution of international standards, and cooperation within technology companies to contribute to the betterment of public transportation.
Trunexa as an information technology company focusing on building next-generation devices for public transportation fully supports the global implementation of open data standards in public transport.