The OTS guide has already been designed in the project description of the project Düsseldorf in motion (short Dmotion, grant number 19B5005E) of the research initiative VM 2010 of the BMWi (Federal Ministry of Economics and technology) as an integration document for results of the project. The OTS guide principal meets the project requirements of improved portability of R & D project results.
The OTS guide intends to encourage people, involved in tasks of specification and procurement of systems for traffic control, traffic guidance and traffic management (or components thereof), and should, want or must tackle those tasks in the sense of an OTS system design, as described in this document.
The OTS guide is classified by the authors and the OCA as Publisher as orientation and structuring aid and not as a textbook or manual. Reasons for this are, that OTS implementations in form of products currently don’t exist in a manner to associate the matter of this document directly with such products or features thereof. Users of the OTS guide therefore face the difficult task to justify or reason their decisions regarding requirements. The guide deals with this task at the conceptual level and discusses the transfer of these concepts to specific problem cases. The OTS guide describes abstract patterns of action and combines them with similarly abstract solution approaches. These form the base for the concrete specification of lots.
The claim is pursued with this guide to convey a certain vision regarding the strategic importance of decisions. System Designer or system architects must develop visionary views and put them in line with ordinariness. With procurements, the request should be therefore implicitly connected, to influence the development and the expansion of existing system landscapes sustainably and benefit donating.
"Manufacturers mix" is a grown fact that is favoured by the General technical trend of increasing networking. The increasing number of manufacturers involved in the building of a system landscape and the various operational lifetime of system components, combines each task of the system design forcibly with a difficult task of analysis. Concrete ideas must be developed which allow to determine and evaluate starting points for practical design. Thereby OTS’s goal is to make decisions in a way, that accompanying the OTS process, conditions in local organizations are created so that on foreseeable time mixed manufacturer system landscapes can be understood as systematic miscible system landscape.
The OTS guide describes recommendations for action, which are geared to the detection and prevention of foreseeable problems associated with manufacturers mix.
This was necessary because systems for road traffic shall be procured generally by the public sector and therefore under application of the public procurement law, i.e. the facilitation of competition and operated, what inevitably results in manufacturers mix.