The TIMON project is currently working on the identification of end user needs and system requirements.
On 1st October, the TIMON consortium met with end-users to further discuss the needs of end-users. The one-day meeting was attended by several important external stakeholders from the road transport community, as well as many TIMON project partners. Throughout the day, the TIMON project was presented, outlining its purpose and envisioned end-goals. Then participants were divided into three discussion groups, each of which debated the TIMON service categories (driver assistance services, services for vulnerable road users, multimodal commuter services, enhanced real-time API, TIMON collaborative ecosystem) one by one and listed the different user needs related to each service. In the afternoon, the results achieved in the discussion groups were presented and debated by all participants.
In order to collect more information about user needs and system requirements, a Questionnaire and Template has been developed and circulated to a wide range of stakeholders. The Questionnaire aims to collect the preferences of individuals for the use of intelligent transport systems (ITS), whereas the Template gathers the experience of road transport organisations or organisations knowledgeable about ITS.
The information collected during the meeting, and in the Questionnaire and Template will now be collated in order to produce a coherent list of user needs and system requirements. It will then be used to design the system architecture for the TIMON services. Ultimately, the work currently being done will ensure that TIMON develops apps and services are of real use for the potential end-users.