IBEC, The International Benefits Evaluation Society of ITS, has met during the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux.
Among those present was Dr Alan Stevens, Chief Scientist at the Transport Research Laboratory, TRL who has explained to Smart Highways editor Paul Hutton the role of the gathering in evaluating the quality of ITS deployments.
“IBEC is a group of like-minded people who are really interested in evidence-based evaluation of Intelligent Transport Systems so we can have evidence of how ITS should be deployed and therefore support deployment in the right way,” he explained, “this is really a sharing platform where we can talk about things that make sense in one country and in that way we can share good practice.”
In the interview he explains how they discuss pinpointing what value intelligent transport systems add to usually larger schemes: “Multi-criterion analysis is often used to take the accounts of people, and usually an ITS system is part of a larger system so we’re looking at what the incremental benefits are”.
You can hear his thoughts in full here: