Based on the first Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) – signed in the course of CROCODILE between AT-IT-HU-SI-HR – numerous coordination meetings between neighbouring countries took place in the first half of 2015. As the project CROCODILE is an important catalyst in defining the technical and legislative preconditions for cross-border data exchange, the coordination meetings have focussed on the cooperation in terms of traffic management and traffic information exchange.
A crucial supporting element is the DATEX II “profile” that has been developed in the course of CROCODILE, which all partners are obliged to implement within their own system. It can be seen as a middleware specification for selecting and prioritising common data elements and consequently provides a harmonised approach for exchanging traffic data between CROCODILE Member States. In the end all partners have to comply with the CROCODILE middleware specification. The CROCODILE middleware itself will meet DATEX II modelling Layer ‘A’ requirements where no further extension on data level will be required. In a first step the focus is on priority action c (road safety related data) and priority action e (intelligent truck parking) of the ITS Directive.
The final document describing the CROCODILE DATEX II solution “Definition of traffic data availability and data exchange in CRODOILE (based on DATEX II)” is available here.
The first traffic data exchange between single neighbouring countries will start in the second half of 2015.