According to Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/962, road authorities and road operators shall provide static road data, which they collect and update, in a standardized format, if available, or in any other machine-readable format, on a non-discriminatory basis; and digital map providers shall collaborate with the data providers to ensure that any inaccuracies related to static road data are signalled without delay to the road authorities and road operators from which the data originates.
Within the CROCODILE 2 consortium, a Working Group on Static Data was established with workshops being held in 2016 and 2018. There, the availability of static data in the Member States was checked, and also the next steps and a pilot definition were defined. As for 2019, a common pilot will be established in the course of the CROCODILE 3 project. Further actvities will be based on an initial agreement on the handling of static road data, which was elaborated in the CROCODILE 2 consortium. Read it here!
In the meantime, CROCODILE parters are also getting ready for the upcoming technical workshop in May 2019. It will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece, covering the topic of Traffic Management Plans. A first meeting on cross-border TMPs already took place in February in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Motorway operator DARS presented their TMP project with the goal to create international TMPs on five corridors. Each Member State and operator considered by a TMP will get access via dedicated API in order to be able to integrate the TMP into their own system. An important part will be the clear definition of responsibilities, encompassing the data flow from detection to processing and publishing of an event up to triggering the activation of a TMP. Further coordination meetings will follow in the course of 2019.