One of the project objectives is to foster cooperation across borders including data exchange as this forms the basis for the provision of seamless and accurate cross-border end-user services. This cooperation between individual Member States, Executive Agencies and/or Authorities, operators, including external stakeholders is seen as key for fulfilling requirements with respect to the European ITS Directive.
CROCODILE will link up individual road infrastructure operators and traffic information service providers and enable the exchange of available traffic data (static and dynamic data) and transport infrastructure information (mainly dynamic safety critical and level-of-service information). Based on harmonised model “Memoranda of Understanding” (MoUs) ensuring cross-border interoperability bilateral MoUs will be used as an appropriate tool for establishing, starting, and improving cooperation between Member States as well as road operators. The purpose of these MoUs is to define roles and responsibilities of involved partners, to specify data content and quality as well as rights on data (what can data be used for), which will be similar for all CROCODILE partners. Additionally this will enable a close cooperation of all stakeholders within Central and East Europe with the aim to politically support the co-ordination of collective action in implementation of strategies and services along the CROCODILE corridor.
Cross-border coordination activities during the lifetime of CROCODILE include:
Common agreement on responsibilities, content, format, quality as well as rights on data to be exchanged
Preparation of a harmonised model “Memoranda of Understanding” (MoU) ensuring cross-border interoperability
Implementation of bilateral MOUs as basis for data exchange in accordance to the priority actions of ITS Directive 2014/40/EU forming the basis for seamless cross-border traveller information services