Within CROCODILE public authorities, road administrations and traffic information service providers of in total 13 European Member States are committed to set up and operate a data exchange infrastructure based on DATEX II. That infrastructure will be used to exchange data and information between all involved stakeholders, including private partners, with the goal to provide harmonised cross-border traveller information services along the whole corridor. A specific focus within CROCODILE will be on safety-related and truck parking information services.
The CROCODILE corridor project succeeds the previous projects EasyWay and EasyWay 2. CROCODILE involves the Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries to ensure data exchange and service provision along three main road corridors:
- Baltic – Adriatic
- Rhine – Danube
Participating Member States include Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania and Slovenia, as well as Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovakia in the status of associated Member States.
CROCODILE will directly contribute to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 886/2013 of 15 May 2013 with regard to data and procedures for provision, where possible, of road safety-related minimum universal traffic information free of charge to users as well as Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 885/2013 of 15 May 2013 with regard to the provision of information services for safe and secure parking places for trucks and commercial vehicles both supplementing Directive 2010/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council.
Based on the EasyWay Deployment Guidelines (especially on DTX-DG01 - DATEX II) CROCODILE will mainly focus on the implementation of DATEX II notes for data availability and exchange as mentioned delegated regulations. To ensure data availability additional data collection infrastructure, relevant for road-safety and truck-parking information services, will be deployed on specific road sections along the CROCODILE corridor for collecting data needed to detect events or identify conditions. To ensure access to data CROCODILE Member States and partners will setup access points in accordance to mentioned delegated regulations. Finally exchanged data will be integrated in end-user services by CROCODILE partners as well as interested ITS Associations