A successful and effective URSA MAJOR 2 Stakeholder meeting was held on October 10th 2017 in Munich.
Stakeholders from the UM2 Memberstates (NL, IT, DE) and further European countries (i.a. AT, CH, SL) came together to discuss DATEX II interfaces and to exchange their experiences with the European Delegated Regulations, especially on (EU) 2015/962 on the provision of EU-wide real-time traffic information services.
Hosted by Autobahndirektion Südbayern, this workshop gave the opportunity for representatives of the European Commission, other Corridor projects like Crocodile, service providers and road operators to exchanged their role specific requirements on DATEX interfaces. Road operators showed their approaches in very informative presentations to the attentive audience. It turned out, that they often share the same visions, but use different approaches to solve similar problems. So this workshop helped a lot to collect knowledge and practices beyond their own world. On the other hand, service providers have a need for harmonised information, and they much obliged the workshop information about the different available data sources, which otherwise lacks in their daily business. The participants discussed and agreed in the need of a constant level of data quality (best of high value), but identified the broad variety and usage of different methods of location referencing as being a hinder for harmonisation.
An online demonstration of a Slovenian DATEX II interface brought some practical expertise to this meeting and perfectly rounded up this event.
The slides from the various presentations can be downloaded through the following links: