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ITS Acronyms

Acronyms in brackets are Czech acronyms, in cases when English acronyms are missing
(ASVC) Automatic Train Route Setting         
(BESIP) Road Traffic Safety Department - an integral part of the Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic
(CDP) Central (Rail) Traffic Control Service
(DC) Surveillance centre
(DO PČR) Motorway Department of the Police of the Czech Republic
(DOZ) Interlocking System Remote Control
(DŘD) Decree No173/1995 Coll., issuing  Railway Transport Regulations, as amended
(GTN) Graphical and Technological Layer 
(HDŘÚ) Main Traffic Control Centre in Prague
(HZS ČR) Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic
(IDOS) Multimodal Journey Planner
(JDVM) Unified Transport Vector Map
(JSDI) Integrated Traffic Information System of the Czech Republic
(KOPIS) Regional Operations and Information Centre of  Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic
(KR-ITS) Coordination Council of the Minister of Transport for Intelligent Transport Systems
(LAVDIS) Elbe-Vltava Waterway Traffic Information System
(LRIT) Long-Range Identification and Tracking (of ships)
(MHD) Urban Public Transport (consists mainly of fleet of underground, trams, suburban trains, buses, trolley buses and less often funiculars and boats or ferry)
(MU) Railway Accident or Road Traffic Collision
(NDIC) National Traffic Information and Management Centre
(NIPI) National Infrastructure for Spatial Information
(ODIS) Integrated Public Transport System of the Moravian-Silesian Region
(OLDA) Online Traffic Update Site (application of the Police of the Czech Republic providing information about traffic situation in the CR)
(OOSPO) Person/people with Reduced Mobility or Orientation
(PIT) Variable Information Panels
(PMD) Shunting Movement Between Railway Stations or Passing Loops
(PP) Implementing Rule
(PZZ) Level Crossing Safety Installation
(ŘLP ČR) Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic
(ŘSD ČR) Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic
(ŘSDP PP) Directorate of the Traffic  Police Service of Czech Police Presidium
(ŘVC ČR) Directorate of Waterways of the Czech Republic
(SFDI) State Fund for Transport Infrastructure
(SONS) Czech Blind United (organization for visually impaired people in the Czech Republic)
(SPS) State Navigation Administration
(SSÚD) Motorway Management and Maintenance Centre
(SSÚRS) Expressway Management and Maintenance Centre
(SSZ) (Road) Traffic Control Signals
(SÚS) Road Administration and Maintenance
(SŽDC) Railway Infrastructure Administration, state-owned organization
(SZZ) (Railway) Station Interlocking and Signaling
(TCTV 112) Public Safety Answering Point, number 112 (Fire Rescue Service of the Czech Republic)
(TP) Technical Conditions
(TRINS) Transport Information and Accident System - connected with transportation or storage of dangerous substances in the Czech Republic
(TTP) Track Bulletin
(ÚAMK ČR) Central Auto-Moto-Club of the Czech Republic
(VŠB-TU Ostrava) VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava
(ZDD) Rail Traffic Movement Documentation
(ZPI) Traffic Information Panels
(ZPK) Roads Act
(ZZS) Emergency Medical Services
AIS Automatic Identification System
API Application Programming Interface
ATO Automatic Train Operation
Various augmentation systems (methods) intended to improve the quality of the navigation system:
- Ground Based Augmentation Systems  - GBAS
- Satellite Based Augmentation Systems - SBAS
- Airborne Based Augmentation Systems - ABAS
B/L Bill of Loading
CAN Controller Area Network
CCS Command Control and Signaling
CCTV Closed Circuit Television
CDV Transport Research Centre
CEF Connecting Europe Facility.  It is one of the most important programs; it makes part of the EU financial framework for the years 2014-2020. The budget of this tool will support strategic projects in transport, energy and telecommunications infrastructure.
CEN European Committee for Standardization
CENELEC European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
CHMI Czech Hydrometeorological Institute
CIS JR National Timetable Information System
CISReal National Timetable Information System for Real Time
C-ITS Cooperative ITS
CR Conventional Rail
ČSD Czechoslovak State Railways. The company was established on 28 October 1918. It took over the part of the railway network of the former Imperial Austrian State Railways (kkStB) and Hungarian State Railways (MÁV) situated in the territory of the newly founded Czechoslovakia. From the early 1920s, private railways were being nationalized by law and integrated into the ČSD network. In the years 1927-1948 (excluding the period of the II World War), ČSD also operated a national bus transportation network. In 1949, all bus transport was transferred to the newly established Czechoslovak Automobile Transport (ČSAD).  Č SD definitively ceased to exist on 31 December 1992.
DG CNECT Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology
DG ENTR Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry
DG MOVE Directorate General for Mobility and Transport
DG REGIO Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy
Satellite, e.g.:
Ground-based, e.g.:
Differential GPS receiving correction signal. A system of differential corrections providing improved accurancy of calculated GPS locations using a network of base stations, pseudolites and communications satellites. The aim is to ensure 100% signal integrity (which is, among others, important for automatic landing systems in air transport, where even a very short time with insufficient number of satellites to calculate the position of the plane can result in a disaster).
Name WAAS refers to the system (which uses geostationary satellites to broadcast the correction signal) in North America where it has been used for longer time. The name EGNOS refers to the same system in the territory of Europe.
DI Digital Infrastructure
DIS Dispatching System for Railway Traffic Control (former CTC system)
DI-SOS Motorway Information System for Emergency Calls
DME Distance Measuring Equipment - device mostly for aircraft use; it measures the slant range distance between an aircraft and a ground station. It is used for navigation on the track or for determining the distance of an aircraft on the approach to landing from an airport.
DoRIS Das Digitale Oberösterreichische Raum-Informations-System
DSRC Dedicated Short Range Communication
EAN European Article Number
EC European Commission. It is the EU’s executive body and it represents the interests of the Union as a whole, not the interests of individual member states. The term European Commission (and also Commission) refers to the College of Commissioners and also to the institution itself (group of Directorates General). It proposes legislation and policies, implements adopted policies (strategies), initiatives and EU programmes, and manages funds for these programmes.  Along with the Court of Justice of the European Union, it enforces European law. Represents the EU in external affairs. It represents the EU in the foreign policy field. It includes various departments and services. The most important departments of the EC are Directorates-General which are similar to national ministries.
ECDIS Electronic Chart Display and Information System for Inland Navigation
EETS European Electronic Toll Service
EGNOS (see DGPS) European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service
EIA Environmental Impact Assessment
ELWIS Elektronischen Wasserstraßen-Informationsservice
EP European Parliament
ERTICO - ITS Europe European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Coordination Organisation
ERTMS European Rail Traffic Management System
ESA European Space Agency
ESIF European Structural and Investment Funds
ESO European Standardization Organization
ETCS European Train Control System
ETSI European Telecommunications Standards Institute
GLONASS Globalnaja Navigacionnaja Sputnikovaja Sistěma – system of the Russian army  which is currently the only functional GNSS besides the GPS
GNSS Global Navigation Satellite System – a generic term used to refer to the GPS, Galileo, GLONASS and BeiDou systems.
GPRS GSM Packet Radio Service
GPS Global Positioning System – global satellite positioning system operated by the U.S. Department of Defense. It provides location and time information anywhere on or near the Earth with 10 meters precision. In 2000, intentionally random errors stopped being added and since then the system has been massively used by civilians. Before the term GNSS was implemented, the term GPS was used in the same meaning as GNSS.
GSA European GNSS Agency. The EU regulation authority defending and representing all public interests related to the European GNSS programmes: Galileo and EGNOS.
GSM Global System for Mobile Communication 
GSM-R Global System for Mobile Communication – Railways
GUF Galileo User Forum
GVD Long Term Timetable (in graphic mode)
H2020 Horizon 2020
HeERO Harmonized eCall European Pilot
HW Hardware
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
ICT Information and Communication Technologies
IDS Integrated Public Transport System
IDS-JMK Integrated Public Transport System of the South Moravian Region
IMO International Maritime Organization
INEA Innovation & Networks Executive Agency. Unlike EU bodies and institutions, this EU agency is an independent legal entity established to perform specific tasks pursuant to EU legislation. INEA manages infrastructure and research programmes in the field of transport, energy sector and telecommunications.  INEA started its activities on 1 January 2014 and it is the successor of the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA).
INSPIRE Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community
IRS Integrated Rescue System - determined for coordination of rescue and clean-up operations in case, where a situation requires operation of forces and means of several emergency services, e.g. firefighters, police, medical rescue service and other emergency services.
ISO International Organization for Standardization
ITS&S Intelligent Transport Systems and Services
AP ITS Action Plan for the Deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems in the Czech Republic until 202 (with the Prospect of 2050)
ITU International Telecommunication Union
LTE Long Term Evolution
M2M Machine to Machine
MoT Ministry of Transport
NtS Notices to Skippers
NUTS Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics
OBU On-Board Unit
OSS One Stop Shop
PBN Performance Based Navigation
PCR Police of the Czech Republic
PID Prague Integrated Public Transport
PP CR Police Presidium of the Czech Republic
PPS Precise Positioning Service. Non-public positioning service of the GPS system; available to the military of the USA and to their allies. It provides more accurate location data, it is resistant to jamming and encrypted.
PSI Public Sector Information Directive (the EU Directive on the re-use of public sector information)
RB Radioblock (Control and signaling system for regional/secondary railway lines)
RBC Radioblock Centre Office (and other technical facilities at the train dispatcher´s workplace)
RBV Radioblock On-Board Unit and Communication Facilities on the Railway Vehicle
RDS - TMC Radio Data System - Traffic Message Channel
RFID Radio Frequency Identification
RIS River Information Services
RIS3 Strategies for Smart Specialization (in the Czech Republic)
RNAV Area Navigation, also referred to as RNAV (Random Navigation). It is a method of navigation in instrument flight rules (IFR), which permits aircraft operation on any desired course within the coverage of ground-based or spatial navigation beacons, or within the limits of a self-contained system capability or a combination of these, rather than navigating directly to and from the ground-based navigation beacons.
RoRIS Sistemul de Informare si Management al Traficului pe Sectorul Romanesc al Dunarii
SDI Spatial Data Infrastructure
SEA Strategic Environmental Assessment
SESAR Single European Sky ATM Research 
SlovRIS Slovak River Information Services
SPS Standard Positioning Service. Standard positioning services of the GPS system. It is available for public, neither its availability nor accuracy are guaranteed. 
SSN SafeSeaNet
SW Software
TAF Telematic Applications for Freight Services
TAP Telematic Applications for Passenger Services
TEN-T Trans-European Transport Networks
TI Transport Infrastructure, Traffic Information
TIC Traffic Information Centre
TIC PCR (CDI) Traffic Information Centre of the Police of the Czech Republic
UNECE/ECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. One of the five UN Regional Commissions having its secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland
V2D Vehicle-to-Device Communication – data exchange between a vehicle and a device, i.e. mobile device or a PDA
V2G Vehicle‐to‐Grid Communication – data exchange between an electric vehicle and a smart power grid which allows to regulate the production and consumption of electricity
V2I Vehicle‐to‐Infrastructure Communication – data exchange between a vehicle and the infrastructure, i.e. equipment  installed on the road infrastructure or in a traffic control centre
V2V Vehicle‐to‐Vehicle Communication – data exchange between vehicles
V2X Umbrella term for V2I, V2V, V2D and V2G
VMS Variable Message Signs
VTMIS Vessel Traffic Monitoring & Information Systems
W3C World Wide Web Consortium
WAAS (see DGPS) Wide Area Augmentation System
WAP Wireless Application Protocol
WGS 84 World Geodetic System 1984 – globally recognized geodetic standard issued by the United States Department of Defense in 1984; it defines the coordinate system and the reference ellipsoid for use in geodesy and navigation
WIM Weigh-in-Motion