In the course of the CROCODILE/CROCODILE 2 project on-site visits were held from 24th to 25th of May at traffic management centres and different locations of important traffic infrastructure in Hungary and Czech Republic. The purpose was to demonstrate the implementations done already within CROCODILE as well as those planned for CROCODILE phase 2.
The tour started at the Hungarian Public Road Management Company in Budapest, then continued via the M1 motorway in Hungary with the National-wide Traffic Management and Information Centre (NDIC) located in the City of Ostrava.
The Hungarian focus within CROCODILE was on the deployment of monitoring infrastructure which included upgrade of existing traffic data collection and monitoring infrastructure, deployment of detectors and CCTV as well as deployment of real-time communication facilities. In addition the extension of M1 ITP system incl. data exchange on available places with neighbouring countries was part of the CROCODILE project. In order to fulfil the requirements of priority action c of the ITS Directive (short-term roadworks) a V2I system fixed and mobile R-ITS-S units (Dynamic Database of Road Works - Extension/enhancement of the maintenance fleet management system (FMS)) were set up. This will build up a real time database that will provide on-line data for the information exchange platform (DATEX II node).
The second stop was at the National-wide Traffic Management and Information Centre (NDIC) located in the City of Ostrava with the main focus on measures for improving the existing traffic information collection and exchange. An important point for Czech Republic was the modernisation of the national traffic information centre www.dopravniinfo.cz. In addition the Geoinformation portal for support of efficient data sharing across the designated stakeholders as well as the development of unified National Spatial Data Infrastructure for compatible ITS services was implemented.
With this event CROCODILE 2 keeps on proving its added value on technical level.