The ITS Architecture for Canada, developed by Transport Canada, is a common reference framework for planning, defining, and integrating intelligent transportation systems. The Architecture describes interaction among physical components of the transportation systems including travellers, vehicles, roadside devices, and control centres. It also describes the information and communications system requirements, how data should be shared and used, and the standards required to facilitate information sharing. It was developed to support ITS implementations in urban, interurban and rural environments across the country. The ITS Architecture for Canada is also the foundation for ongoing ITS standards work.
Version 3 Update of the ITS Architecture for Canada
ITS Canada has recently completed the Version 3 update for the ITS Architecture for Canada to realign with the U.S. Architecture Reference for Cooperative and Intelligent Transportation (ARC-IT). The updated ITS Architecture for Canada and information on the update process can be accessed here: