The CROCODILE corridor traffic has significant proportion of international and transit traffic, including traffic to and from ports in the Adriatic (Koper, Rijeka, Trieste), Baltic (Rostock, Gdansk), Black Sea (Constanta) and Aegean Sea (Thessaloniki, Limassol) areas to the European continent. CROCODILE countries have in Europe one of the biggest networks covering several Member States – nowhere else in Europe so many countries can be found in one region resulting in the big need for cross-border exchange of data and information to achieve proper cross-border end-user services based on international traffic management plans, standardised data protocols and data structures (DATEX II).
Based on the recognition that national services are not enough for an international traveller CROCODILE corridor countries plan to extend their traffic information services to serve all corridor travellers. Envisaged are traveller information services that would span to the neighbouring countries or wider. Cross-border traffic data and traffic information exchange between partners as well as giving 3rd parties access to data will be based on newly deployed or upgraded DATEX II nodes. Data handled and exchanged at these Data access points will follow Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 886/2013 as well as Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 885/2013 as well as the EasyWay Deployment Guidelines, covering following service-bundles (called categories):
Temporary slippery road;
Animal, people, obstacles, debris on the road;
Unprotected accident area;
Short-term road works;
Unmanaged blockage of a road;
Exceptional weather conditions,
Truck parking information.
The CROCODILE activity will provide prerequisite activities for provision of all or part of service bundles as requested by mentioned Delegated Regulations for cross border information exchange. Within CROCODILE the DATEX II access points will be installed and upgraded to enable in a second step (Activity 5) cross-border traveller information services along the whole CROCODILE corridor.